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 Ready to Lead: Physician Leadership in Integrated Settings program (R2L) prepares primary care physicians for leadership roles in medical groups, independent practice associations (IPAs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), and systems. The program emphasizes the development of mentor relationships between existing and emerging leadersÍž training in skills and competencies needed to advance to executive leadership positions.

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  • ACCMA will expand upon the successful Berkeley Physician Leadership Program to create a scalable, statewide program that is accessible to physicians throughout California. Using the core faculty and curriculum from program years one and two, we are planning to work in partnership with the California Medical Association (CMA) and other county medical societies to develop a statewide hybrid online/in-person program.

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  • The Utah Physician Leadership Development Program includes case studies, exercises, and colleague interactions that train the physician to become a leader in healthcare, in their organization, in their practice and in their personal life. The program is designed to help physicians feel safe in an open, non-competitive learning environment and to build relationships across specialties and healthcare systems.

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  • Building on the two successful years from 2016 to 2018 of the Physician Leadership Academy of South Florida (PLA) held under the auspices of the Palm Beach County Medical Society, in collaboration with the Broward County Medical Association and Dade County Medical Association; and with the support of The Physicians Foundation, the Palm Beach County Medical Society plans to offer an enhanced physician leadership program which would build upon the knowledge acquired by the PLA experience.

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  • The NCMSF currently focuses its work on two programs: the Community Practitioner Program and the Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership (KIPL). Over the next two years, NCMSF will train 2 cohorts of the Leadership College and two cohorts of Health Care Leadership and Management. It will also grow KIPL faculty and train 10-15 more MDs and PAs to become expert facilitators.

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  • The expansion of YLPC is to provide young physicians with a comprehensive skill set that will serve as foundation for leadership development in the healthcare arena and beyond. The curriculum will provide experiences and opportunities for physicians to develop an additional complementary skill-set of policy analysis and advocacy and leading organizational change in multicultural environments through organized medicine.

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  • The ISMA continues to foster the goal of becoming the preferred provider of physician leadership training in Indiana. Rather than 150-plus hospitals in Indiana separately designing leadership activities, ISMA would like to work with key stakeholders on packaging a "core curriculum" solution to be customized for organizational needs, brought on-site, and facilitated by ISMA's educational partner.

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  • The Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation will conduct a third Direct Primary Care (DPC) CME conference to add more physicians to the practice model, solidify physician autonomy, and expand training with a third track for growing and maturing existing DPC practices.

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  • 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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