The Donaghue Foundation: Greater Value Healthcare Portfolio Grant Program
Deadline: Letter of Intent Due April 4, 2023
Category: Healthcare quality,
In 2023, the Donaghue Foundation’s Greater Value Portfolio grant program will fund research projects 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 their patients and communities.
Investigators conducting research to develop actionable solutions to one or more of these symptoms of low-value healthcare are encouraged to apply to the Greater Value Portfolio program:
High and rising healthcare costs
Unwarranted variation in prices
Racial and ethnic disparities in access, prices, and outcomes
Unaffordable cost of care burden on patients and families
Unacceptable variation in quality
Lack of transparency in both price and outcomes
Investigators conducting research to develop actionable solutions to one or more of these symptoms of low-value healthcare are encouraged to apply to the Greater Value Portfolio program.
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 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 and /or out-of-pocket cost burden to patients and families
Test interventions geared to increasing equity through the provision of higher-value healthcare
This program is open to PhD (or equivalent) investigators at tax-exempt research institutions in the United States. In order to receive an award, the applicant must partner with an organization that delivers healthcare services or be a researcher based in a research unit embedded in a healthcare organization.