Donaghue Foundation: ‘Higher Value’ Healthcare System Awards

The Donaghue Foundation envisions a world in which continual improvement in people’s health as a result of research is converted into practical benefit.

To help advance this mission, the foundation welcomes applications for its 2021 Greater Value Portfolio program. The goal of the program is to test approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the health care they provide to their patients and communities.

To that end, grants of up to $400,000 over up to two years will be awarded in support of promising approaches aimed at creating a higher value healthcare system. The proposed research should be focused on developing actionable solutions to one or more of the symptoms of low-value health care: high and rising costs; unwarranted variation in prices and/or quality; unaffordable cost-of-care burden on patients and families; and/or lack of transparency in both price and outcomes.