New York, NY (September 27, 2022) — The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation (RAHF) today announced the award of seven grants to support bold, early stage interventions that seek to radically improve the provision of care for the seriously ill and those at the end of life.
These Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life (HSEI) grants will help to catalyze nursing-driven efforts to elevate care for communities that face discrimination and indifference. These include Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), the economically disadvantaged, LGBTQ people, people experiencing homelessness, low-income rural populations, and other groups that encounter obstacles to quality healthcare.
“Inequity in the delivery of care is one of the glaring weaknesses in the American healthcare system, and the disparities in palliative and end-of-life care are especially stark,” said Ahrin Mishan, Executive Director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. “We are committed to narrowing these gaps and advancing innovative, nursing-driven solutions.”
An innovative partnership between The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, started in 2021, has expanded the number of bold, new interventions that will be fast-tracked through the HSEI program.
“We are proud of our collaboration with The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation,” said the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations President, Michael Murray. “And we are confident the high-impact, innovative work that’s being funded will improve care for the seriously ill and people at the end of their lives.”
Structural discrimination, geographic isolation, patient and provider mistrust, and racial and cultural marginalization are just some of the systemic problems being addressed by the Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life grantees.
The 2022 HSEI grants will support these projects:
About The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation advances bold, nursing-driven innovations that promote equitable, person-centered, and trustworthy care. It is committed to improving the health and healthcare of all people, especially populations who experience inequity, discrimination, oppression, and indifference. Its goal is to help ignite and develop game-changing interventions and to cultivate a vibrant ecosystem of nurse innovators, grantees, and partners dedicated to building a healthier, more equitable future for all. For more information, please visit www.rahf.org.
About The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations were organized in 1952 and are supported by two trusts established by Mr. Arthur Vining Davis. The Foundations aim to bear witness to Mr. Davis’ successful corporate leadership and his ambitious philanthropic vision. Since their inception, the Foundations have given over 3,800 grants totaling more than $300 million to colleges and universities, hospitals, medical schools, and divinity schools. For more information, please visit www.avdf.org.
Takouhi Mosoian, The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation (email@example.com)
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