New York, NY (September 19, 2023) — The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation (RAHF) today announced the award of nine grants to support innovative, early-stage interventions that address the serious illness and end-of-life needs of marginalized populations.
The $500,000 in grants, part of the Hillman Emergent Innovation: Serious Illness and End of Life (HSEI) program, will advance nursing-driven initiatives that radically improve care and narrow gaps in health equity.
“The quality of care delivered at the end of life is a bellwether for our society” said Ahrin Mishan, Executive Director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. “We believe that nurse-designed innovations can help to ensure that all people with serious illness have access to the compassionate, equitable and trustworthy care they deserve.”
An innovative partnership between The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, established in 2021, continues to significantly increase the number of bold, early-stage interventions catalyzed through the HSEI program.
“We are delighted to build on the successes of the past two years,” said Michael Murray, President of The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. “Our collaboration continues to spur the development of innovative, high-impact work addressing the needs of people who are seriously ill or at the end of their lives.”
This year’s grants demonstrate a commitment to funding bold, nursing-led initiatives that design, develop and deliver better and more equitable care. The 2023 HSEI grant recipients are:
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.
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