Hillman Foundation offering $3M in funding

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The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation has begun the Hillman Innovations in Care Program, designed to provide more than $3 million in funding over the next five years for nursing-driving models of care.

The goal is to help models that target minorities, the homeless, rural populations and the LGBQT population in accessing healthcare. The foundation said it is particularly interesting in proposals for the care of older adults, chronic illness management or maternal and child health. 

“The Hillman Innovations in Care Program should provide a powerful boost to promising but under-recognized models of care delivery,” said Mary Naylor, Ph.D., RN, Marian S. Ware Professor in Gerontology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, who has received support for her Transitional Care Model program. 

The foundation has released a request for proposal that can be downloaded via the website. The submission deadline for the first-round of brief proposals is May 1, 2014. The foundation will notify those who are chosen to move forward in the review process by May 25, and will require full proposals by July 10. The foundation will award two grants of up to $600,000 each in December.