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
Capacity Building

Building Capacity for Health Advocacy in Alabama

First year of funding to support efforts to increase statewide capacity and infrastructure for proactive organizing and advocacy for policies that will improve the health and well-being of people in Alabama.

 

Project Leader: Robyn Hyden
Grant Partner: Alabama Arise
Year: 2020
Amount: $150000
Social Determinants of Health

COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants

The Rx Foundation made the following rapid response grants to address the COVID-19 crisis in vulnerable communities:

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program: $17,000
Boston Medical Center: $10,000
COPE (Navajo Nation): $20,000
Greater Boston Legal Services: $10,000
Health Care Without Walls: $8,000
Health Leads: $5,000
Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (Navajo Nation): $20,000
New York Immigration Coalition: $15,000
Rosie’s Place: $5,000

Project Leader: Various
Grant Partner: Various
Year: 2020
Amount: $110000
Capacity Building

Building Capacity for Health Advocacy in Rural Communities

First year of funding to support efforts to develop strong rural community-based grassroots organizations in Idaho, North Carolina, and New Jersey, to build power and capacity in local communities advocating for policies that improve health and well-being.

Project Leader: Connie Hyunh
Grant Partner: People's Action Institute
Year: 2020
Amount: $150000
New Models of Care

COVID [email protected]

A grant to launch “A Scalable In-Home Care System as an Alternative to Inpatient Hospital Care”, a multi-stakeholder effort to provide rapidly accessible and appropriate care at home to patients with COVID disease, with components that include specially trained paramedics, telehealth, and remote monitoring. [email protected] is partnering with the Lowell General Physician Hospital Organization to roll out a model of care for presumptive or confirmed COVID-19 infection that is an in-home alternative to emergency department and inpatient care.

Project Leader: Dr. Robert Master
Grant Partner: COVID/[email protected]
Year: 2020
Amount: $149655
New Models of Care

Roadmap to an Integrated Primary Care Home

One year of funding to support the design and planning phase for an initiative to create and implement a model of primary care that addresses physical, behavioral, and social needs and is financed through primary care capitation.

Project Leader: Christina Severin
Grant Partner: Community Care Cooperative
Year: 2020
Amount: $100000
Capacity Building

Building Capacity for Health Advocacy in Appalachia

First year of funding to support efforts to develop an Appalachian cohort among health advocates in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Southern Ohio, to build power and capacity in local communities advocating for policies that improve health and well-being.

 

Project Leader: Emily Polak
Grant Partner: Community Catalyst
Year: 2020
Amount: $150000
Maternal & Child Health

Defining the Role of Nurses in Influencing the Likelihood of Getting a C-section

Second installment of the second year of funding to support developing the methodology to examine the contribution of nursing to care delivery outcomes, and exploring how some nurses achieve consistently lower C-section rates.

Project Leader: Dr. Neel Shah & Dr. Joyce Edmonds
Grant Partner: Ariadne Labs
Year: 2020
Amount: $75000
New Models of Care

Improving Care for People with Complex Needs: Field Testing and New Module Development

Second installment of an 18-month grant to document and disseminate best practices for improving the care of people with complex health and social needs, with a focus on improving care for people with significant disabilities. Actively market and disseminate existing educational modules, develop new content, and build partnerships with key organizations for wider dissemination.

Project Leader: Dr. Ann Hwang & Dr. Bob Master
Grant Partner: Community Catalyst
Year: 2020
Amount: $35000
Social Determinants of Health

Planning Grant to Design an End to End Supportive Housing System

A grant to lay the groundwork for a sustainable funding model that provides medical coordination and end-to-end services, targeting high cost, high need patients experiencing homelessness. Includes engagement with key stakeholders in the health system, the City of Boston, state government, and social service agencies to make progress on care for medically vulnerable homeless individuals.

Project Leader: Dr. Megan Sandel
Grant Partner: Boston Medical Center
Year: 2019
Amount: $123897
Capacity Building

National Association of Community Health Workers

A grant to support the next phase of organizational development for the new National Association of Community Health Workers, including developing the agenda for programmatic and policy efforts.

Project Leader: Sergio Matos & Wandy Hernandez
Grant Partner: NACHW
Year: 2019
Amount: $75000