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The John A. Hartford Foundation has announced the top three prize winners of the 2014-15 Hartford Foundation Story Contest: “Better Caregiving, Better Lives: Real Life Strategies and Solutions.” Congratulations to 1st prize winner Halima Amjad, MD, MPH, and to our two 2nd prize winners, Rosemary Rawlins and Marielena Zuniga. Read Marcus Escobedo’s Health AGEnda post and visit the story contest page to read the three prize-winning stories, along with those of the other eight finalists. We invite you to share these stories and use them in your own work.
The Donaghue Foundation has announced the third cycle of their "Another Look: Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities" grant program, which will provide funding for health-related research projects that can improve the quality of care and the quality of life for the elderly population in nursing homes or other care facilities. Letters of intent are due on May 1, 2015. For those who receive an invitation to apply, the application will be due on July 17, 2015. More information can be found here.
As part of its vision for a Culture of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is committed to seeking the best possible outcomes and highest value from our national investments in health care, public health and population health. This funding opportunity seeks to better understand consumer perceptions of value in the new and emerging health care landscape and to fund research studies that will allow for rapid learning from the field on consumer valuation of health care. Funded studies will cover a diverse set of topics and will help inform the development of tools, resources and policies to support consumers in making high-value decisions that benefit them and other stakeholders.
The Social Innovation Fund's 2015 grant competition is now open. During the 2015 fiscal year, the Social Innovation Fund will invest $51 million in experienced grantmaking organizations that are well-positioned within communities to identify the most promising programs and guide them towards greater impact and stronger evidence of success.
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has selected 11 networks for a learning collaborative where they would receive technical assistance in areas such as marketing, contracting, and pricing services. Following a successful pilot project from May 2013 to December 2014, ACL will be expanding its program to improve integration between hospitals, insurers, health care providers and the community-based organizations (CBOs) that often provide day-to-day support to older people and people with disabilities.
CBOs know their community well and are familiar with the issues to their community; but, these organizations often need support in developing their expertise in forming business relationships with healthcare providers.