New York, NY (January 27, 2022)—Continuing its commitment to advancing leading-edge, nursing-driven models of healthcare that target the needs of marginalized populations, The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation today is announcing the latest round of annual funding opportunities for the Hillman Emergent Innovation (HEI), Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life (HSEI), and Hillman Innovations in Care (HIC) programs.
“Investing in nursing-driven solutions that remove barriers to more equitable, person-centered, and trustworthy care is central to our mission of improving the lives of all patients, families and communities,” said Ahrin Mishan, Executive Director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.
The Foundation supports bold, nursing-driven initiatives that improve the health and healthcare of groups and communities who experience inequity, discrimination, oppression, and indifference. Through a suite of interconnected programs, the Foundation has created a pipeline for innovation by supporting work at different phases of development –– from newly imagined ideas to well-established solutions.
As a continuation of the Foundation’s commitment to combat inequity, the 2022 Hillman Emergent Innovation (HEI) program will be specially focused on the theme of Racism and its Impact on Health. The Foundation is looking for proposals that seek to mitigate the effects of racism on health, narrow gaps in health equity, and challenge conventional strategies for delivering and improving care to populations affected by racism.
As many as five $50,000 grants for work lasting 12-18 months will be awarded.
The Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life (HSEI) program, meanwhile, maintains its broad search for bold, pre-evidence interventions that seek to improve the serious illness and end of life care of marginalized populations. This program will continue its philanthropic partnership with the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for a second year.
As many as ten $50,000 grants for work lasting 12-18 months will be awarded.
For both programs, the submission period for Letters of Intent begins on Tuesday, February 1, and ends Tuesday, March 8.
The Hillman Innovations in Care (HIC) program advances innovative, evidence-based models of care that show strong potential for broad replicability. The Foundation seeks proposals for bold, nursing-driven initiatives that improve health outcomes, narrow gaps in health equity, and disrupt conventional approaches to care for marginalized populations.
A pair of 3-year grants for as much as $600,000 each will be awarded.
The submission period for Letters of Intent begins on Tuesday, February 8, and ends Tuesday, March 29.
Believing that transformative ideas are as likely to come from community health clinics as they are from major academic research centers, the Foundation welcomes applications from organizations across the spectrum of care and from practitioners with a range of backgrounds.
Interested applicants are encouraged to review this year’s Requests for Proposals and to register for an optional informational webinar on Tuesday, February 13, at 1 pm EST.
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.
Takouhi Mosoian, The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation (email@example.com)
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