Empowering physicians to lead in the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient health care

The Physicians Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to empower physicians. As the U.S. health care system continues to evolve, the Physicians Foundation is steadfast in its determination to strengthen the physician-patient relationship, support physicians in sustaining their medical practices and help practicing physicians in navigating the changing health care system.

Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $49 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, universities, hospital systems and medical society foundations.

All aspects of the Foundation’s work, from research to grant-making, to events, are designed to achieve the following goals:

  • Educate physicians on the leadership skills necessary to drive health care excellence.
  • Understand physician practice trends and help physicians deliver quality care to their patients.
  • Meet the current and future needs of all patients by assessing the supply of physicians.
  • Provide practicing physicians with resources and support to manage health care reform and succeed in today’s challenging health care environment.

As America evaluates changes in health care policy, the perspectives of practicing physicians and their patients must be heard – and addressed.

By surveying practicing physicians and patients, as well as closely studying the impact of various government policies, the Foundation can share critical insights on the issues affecting the U.S. health care system the most. The Foundation believes the voice of the physician must be heard in key policy discussions.

Follow the links here to learn more about our history, review our Board of Directors and read their perspectives on critical health care issues, and review the Foundation’s Annual Reports.