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Hillman Innovations in Care Program

Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 30, 2021
Application: Jun 1, 2021

In 2021, the Hillman Innovations in Care Program will focus on advancing innovative, nursing-driven models of care that address racism and its impact on health in communities who have historically struggled against oppression, discrimination and indifference, including:

  • People who are economically disadvantaged
  • Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)
  • People who identify as LGBQT+
  • Individuals who are homeless
  • Low income rural populations

Proposals should:

  • Seek to mitigate the effects of racism on health and/or narrow gaps in health equity
  • Identify and address sources of racism that affect health
  • Challenge conventional strategies for delivering and improving care to populations affected by racism
  • Build trust and credibility in programs or systems of care
  • Are informed by anti-racism practices
  • Present strong preliminary evidence
  • Show potential for broad replicability

Priority consideration will be given to proposals that include one or more of the following:

  • Engagement of patients, families, caregivers, and community organizations
  • Inter-professional or multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Investigators from diverse backgrounds or with diverse life experiences
  • Methodologies and metrics for advancing anti-racism models of care
  • Measurable goals and outcomes

The Foundation welcomes applications from institutions and care settings from across the spectrum of care, and from practitioners representing a diverse range of backgrounds.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $600,000
Project period: 36 months
Number of Awards: 2

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions , and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Submit the online letter of intent by March 30, 2021. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of June 1, 2021.

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Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Community and faith-based initiatives · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · LGBT · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Population health · Poverty · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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