Final installment of a two-year grant to support a statewide coalition that is committed to aligning care for those with life-limiting illnesses with their goals and values. Deliverables include collecting and analyzing survey data, and mobilizing stakeholder organizations, with goals of catalyzing new initiatives and increasing both consumer and provider awareness of end-of-life care issues.
The Rx Foundation has funded efforts to improve the health care system in the United States since 2002. To date, the foundation has awarded over $20M in grants to hospitals, nonprofits, community organizations, and researchers working to solve persistent problems impeding the delivery of safe, high quality, health care to all citizens.
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First year of funding to develop the methodology to examine the contribution of nursing to care delivery outcomes, and to explore how some nurses achieve consistently lower C-section rates.
First installment of a two-year grant in support of a project to develop the tools and protocols for a transitions-of-care program that will serve patients with serious illness who fall outside of the current targets for hospice and palliative care.
One year of support for a collaboration with Community Catalyst to build upon expertise in state and national health care advocacy to create a proactive vision for health and health care in Massachusetts that can become the basis of a broader health justice movement.
In support of the collaboration between Wholesome Wave and COPE to achieve the scale and institutionalization of the Fruit and Vegetable by Prescription (FVRx) program on Navajo Nation, including streamlining the voucher redemption process and improving the data collection and utilization systems.
A 6-month seed grant in support of a new public education and advocacy initiative to connect health care policy proposals to shared American values and principles.
Bridges to Moms (Research Assistant)
One additional year of support for a research assistant to work with Dr. Roseanna Means on data analysis for the Health Care Without Walls, Bridges to Moms Project.
Second installment of a grant to pilot test the Human Dx app among safety-net medical providers, to improve diagnosis and clinical decision-making. The Human Dx app enables any member of the medical community to share and solve clinical cases from around the world.
One additional year of support for expanding the number of women served and building staff capacity for a case management model for homeless pregnant and postpartum women in Boston in partnership with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Promoting American Indian Cultural Strengths for Girls’ Health Across their Life Course: The Mother-Daughter Project
Second installment of a two-year grant to design and pilot a mother/female caregiver-daughter intervention that aims to harness matrilineal cultural assets and positive mother-daughter relationships to prevent young girls’ substance use and risky sexual behaviors, while promoting positive relationships, cultural identity and educational aspirations.