Our Grants

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.

Type
Project
Project Leader
Grant Partner
Year
Amount
Food Access & Nutrition

Food Uprising! (matching grant)

A matching grant to support the launch of a multimedia project that seeks to educate individuals, families and diverse communities across the country with practical strategies aimed at preventing and reducing the growing prevalence of chronic metabolic diseases.

Project Leader: Ken Nochimson
Grant Partner: Advise & Consent
Year: 2018
Amount: $50000
Serious Illness Care

MA Coalition for Serious Illness Care

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.

Project Leader: Richard Averbuch
Grant Partner: Health Resources in Action
Year: 2018
Amount: $95575
Serious Illness Care

Development & Evaluation of a Transitional Care Program for Veterans with Serious Illness

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.

Project Leader: Dr. Julie Paik
Grant Partner: Boston VA Research Institute
Year: 2018
Amount: $214951
Capacity Building

COPE: Building Organizational Capacity

Final installment of a grant in support of building human resources to oversee growth in operational management including finance oversight, human resources, and grants administration.

Project Leader: Dr. Sonya Shin
Grant Partner: COPE
Year: 2018
Amount: $106400
Food Access & Nutrition

COPE: FVRx Pilot

Final installment of a multi-year grant to support the Fruits & Vegetables by Prescription (FVRx) pilot program, as part of the 3-year CDC REACH grant secured by COPE to improve food and nutrition infrastructure on Navajo Nation.

Project Leader: Dr. Sonya Shin
Grant Partner: COPE
Year: 2018
Amount: $83000
Health Technology

HumanDx: NACHC Technical Learning Collaborative

In support of a collaboration with the National Association of Community Health Centers to run a technical learning collaborative, working  with nine CHCs to integrate the HumanDx system that helps providers access consultations on complex medical cases.

Project Leader: Dr. Seiji Hayashi
Grant Partner: Human Diagnosis Project
Year: 2018
Amount: $86700
New Models of Care

Long-Term Care and Future Planning for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

First year of a five-year project to develop and test tools and resources for the families of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, as well as risk stratification tools to identify adults who are at greatest risk of institutional placement. Aims include improved and more practical assistance for a population of families who have largely been underserved. Co-funded with The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation as part of their Greater Value Portfolio.

Project Leader: Dr. Sophia Jan
Grant Partner: Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Year: 2017
Amount: $80000
Capacity Building

COPE: Building Organizational Capacity

In support of building human resources to oversee growth in operational management including finance oversight, human resources, and grants administration.

Project Leader: Dr. Sonya Shin
Grant Partner: COPE
Year: 2017
Amount: $106400
Social Determinants of Health

Promoting American Indian Cultural Strengths for Girls’ Health Across their Life Course: The Mother-Daughter Project

First 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.

Project Leader: Allison Barlow
Grant Partner: Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
Year: 2017
Amount: $127122
New Models of Care

Pursuing Equity

In support of a health equity-focused learning and action network that will develop and test practical methods and tools for reducing disparities in health systems across the US.

Project Leader: Dr. Kedar Mate
Grant Partner: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Year: 2017
Amount: $100000