Funding agency: 
Donaghue Foundation

This grant program that will fund research projects for two years with a maximum amount of $400,000 per award for the purpose of advancing promising approaches to achieve a higher value healthcare system. The goal of this program is to test approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the healthcare they provide to patients and communities.

Eligible topics include studies that focus on improving value through promising strategies using one or more of these approaches:
  • Test models of care, coverage or system change that seek to improve value by addressing one or more of the symptoms of low value
  • Reduce routine treatments, tests, and screenings for patients for whom the potential harms (including financial harm) outweigh potential benefits
  • Provide tools to help consumers make decisions about their healthcare based on value, including the cost of care to patients, in addition to other patient-centered factors
  • Promote conversations between patients and their clinicians and care teams about preferences and trade-offs related to alternative treatment options or out of pocket cost burden to patients and families
  • Offer solutions to problems of, poor quality, low value care that disproportionally impact vulnerable populations such as uninsured individuals and members of minority groups


April 30, 2019
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