Grants to advance the work of practicing physicians

The Physicians Foundation is pleased to offer healthcare grant opportunities to qualified organizations seeking to advance the work of practicing physicians and improve the delivery and quality of patient care. The initiatives supported through our grants have successfully assisted physicians across a wide range of practice settings in addressing clinical and operational challenges.

  • The California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation will host a multi-session track on physician burnout at the 2018 Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO) Summit. The track will focus primarily on reducing stress and increasing the wellness of ethnic minority woman physicians.

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  • The Women in Leadership (WIL) development program will be a tool to fight burnout in women physicians in Baylor Scott & White Health's large multi-specialty group practice. A pilot of the WIL program was executed in 2017, and since inception, has been physician led and data driven.

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  • AWS will implement a positive psychology coaching intervention for resident members and faculty with an emphasis on issues specific to women surgeons. AWS aims to connect residents and faculty in a meaningful way to support their emotional and professional development and address issues contributing to burnout.

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  • Women’s Wellness through Equity and Leadership (WEL) will recruit a cohort of early- to mid-career female physicians and health care leaders to provide networking and education around critical leadership skills, develop principles regarding healthy work environments for female physicians, and contribute to the development of a consortium of six health care organizations to create infrastructure for addressing these issues.

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  • Americares will assist physicians who have been displaced by Hurricane Maria to rebuild their practices and provide medical care to their patients.

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  • Based on learnings from past leadership projects, MSVF will create a new physician leadership program dedicated to training physician leaders to effectively lead interprofessional teams. Topics to be covered include leading organizational change and innovation, health care finance, conflict resolution, strategic thinking, burnout prevention, resiliency, and work-life balance.

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  • The Georgia Physicians Leadership Academy (GPLA) was established in 2007, by the MAG Foundation to develop physician leaders who will enhance the medical profession and the health care system and the quality of life in the state. The GLPA provides up to 15 physicians a 6-session, year-long in-person course, primarily on weekends with the exception of the advocacy session, spent at the State Capitol, meeting with legislators. Other topics covered include relationship building, conflict resolution, and media relations.

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  • The Karl M. Altenburger, M.D. Physician Leadership Academy is a customized 10-month emerging leader program designed to train physicians on the fundamentals of leadership in an ever-changing medical environment. The FMA Physician Leadership Academy is specifically designed to strengthen the skills of future physician leaders as they face on-going organizational and professional challenges.

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  • Leading Healthy Work Systems (LHWS) will bring physicians from Wisconsin together in peer cohorts to learn a systems approach to leadership. A systems model provides a framework for leaders to understand the interdependencies between the person, task, technology, environment, and organization. There will be four components to LHWS: fundamental cohorts, a system-specific cohort, Leadership Summits and a physician satisfaction survey. 

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  • This project will continue The New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy (NJHELA) for physicians, hospital and health plans executives in New Jersey. The leadership academy is a joint initiative of the foundations of both the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA).

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