New York, NY (October 3, 2023) — The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation today announced 10 grants to support bold, early-stage interventions designed to improve the health and healthcare of marginalized populations.
A dramatic increase in the number of annual grants – the most ever awarded through the Hillman Emergent Innovation (HEI) program – was made possible thanks to the generosity of Leonard A. Lauder. The awards, totaling $500,000, will accelerate the development of new models that challenge conventional strategies for delivering effective, just, and equitable care.
“Nursing has a long history of developing innovative solutions to some of healthcare’s most intractable problems,” said Ahrin Mishan, Executive Director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. “The community-centered approaches we are funding this year are a testament to the vital role nurses play in improving the health of some of society’s most overlooked and minoritized populations.”
The 2023 HEI awards will launch a diverse set of programs across the United States that address significant health and healthcare problems in new ways. This year’s recipients are:
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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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