The Donaghue Foundation: 2016 Greater Value Portfolio

The Donaghue Foundation is accepting letters of intent to create new approaches that will achieve a higher value health care system. Investigators conducting research that expect to develop actionable solutions to one or more of the symptoms of low value health care are encouraged to apply to the Greater Value Portfolio program. Award amount is up to $600,000 for three, four or five years. LOI deadline is May 17.

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations has identified the following private funding opportunity:

The Donaghue Foundation: 2016 Greater Value Portfolio
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The Donaghue Foundation is accepting letters of intent to create new approaches that will achieve a higher value health care system. The goal of the program is to test new approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the health care they provide to their patients and communities. Investigators conducting research that expect to develop actionable solutions to one or more of the symptoms of low value health care are encouraged to apply to the Greater Value Portfolio program. Eligible topics include strategies to:

  • Engage consumers in a better understanding of the current status of value in health care
  • Engage providers and health systems in defining and assessing the value of their services
  • Encourage providers and their patients with serious illnesses to engage in difficult conversations about preferences and trade-offs related to alternative treatment options
  • Identify, highlight and resolve structural dysfunctions or inefficiencies between health care settings
  • Create economic models that evaluate and address current financial disincentives for systemic change (i.e., paying for current programs with future savings or paying for social determinants of health with the savings from lower clinical services)

In order to receive the award, the applicant must demonstrate how their research question is important to relevant stakeholders, how answers to their questions will lead to practical benefit in bringing greater value to health and health care, and propose a rigorous research design. Indirect costs are capped at 10 percent of the direct cost of the project.

LOI Deadline: May 17. Invited full applications due July 26. Funding decisions will be made by November 2016 with grant term beginning in January 2017. Application Guidelines for the award.

CFR Contact: Kavita Hall, associate director of Corporate and Foundation Relations,  or 919-962-2013.  The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. Email cfr@unc.edu or phone 919-962-3423. 

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