Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Grants Available for Advancement of Person-Centered Care

Ruta Kadonoff

The Harvey Picker Center of Innovation Applied Research Program is seeking proposals for their 2014/2015 grant cycle that aim to advance person-centered care in post-acute and long-term care supports and services. Proposals attending to transitions and coordination of care, communication, critical interpersonal, interprofessional, and inter-organizational relationships, including relationships between long-term care residents, long-term care residents and staff, long-term care staff and residents’ family members, long term care staff and other professionals, and across sites of care are encouraged.

Successful proposals will address one or more of both the Planetree and Picker Principles of Patient-Centered Care, will be aligned with Always Events® (see details below), and will embody the following four characteristics:
  • Applicable across a range of long-term services and supports
  • Replicable implementation and evaluation processes
  • Affordable for long-term services and supports with limited financial resources
  • Sustainable beyond the life of the grant
The center will award up to five grants in this cycle of up to $10,000 each. Grantees are required to provide a minimum of a 100% matching contribution to the work. Eligible applicants include post-acute and long term care service providers, higher education institutions and non-profit organizations whose mission is specific go providing post-acute and long term care services and supports.

Potential applicants must submit a letter of intent by May 16.

Visit the Harvey Picker Center website for more details and the complete Request for Proposals.

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