New York, NY (September 27, 2022) — The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation (RAHF) today announced the award of five grants, of $50,000 each, that will support bold, early-stage interventions designed to improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations.
The work of this year’s Hillman Emergent Innovation (HEI) grantees represents nursing-driven efforts that challenge conventional strategies for improving care for populations affected by racism.
“Mainstream healthcare has been woefully slow in addressing racism’s impact on health,” said Ahrin Mishan, Executive Director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. “The innovative, community-centered approaches we are funding this year are a testament to the vital role nurses play in creating more equitable systems of care.”
The 2022 HEI awards will launch a diverse set of programs across the United States that will provide more effective, equitable and culturally-congruent models of care for American Indian, Latinx and African American communities.
The year's grants will support these five nurse-led 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.
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