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Healthcare Delivery Science Research Grants

Published on September 23, 2021 in Announcements · Last Updated 8 months ago


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Most large corporations have Research and Development (R&D) departments whose responsibility is to innovate and test new products and services in order to better serve their customers and maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace. While CHOP has a world class Research Institute, few of the studies conducted by CHOP investigators are designed to answer clinical and operational questions with the goal of immediately turning the knowledge gained into a new or revised approach to organizing and delivering clinical care at CHOP.

In order to address this gap in what we are calling Healthcare Delivery Science Research, the Clinical Futures, a CHOP Research Institute Center of Emphasis, the Possibilities Project (focused on primary care innovation), and the Center for Healthcare Quality and Analytics (CHQA) are announcing a new internal research grant program committed to funding research that can improve the quality of care provided to children at CHOP. Improved care could fall in any of the six domains of health care quality specified by the National Academy of Medicine: safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity. Responsive proposals will use research methodology (as opposed to quality improvement methodology) to identify best practices in how we should organize and deliver care to children seen in any of the clinical care settings in the CHOP Health System.

The expectation is that successful research findings will be ready for translation into healthcare delivery at CHOP by the end of the funding period. Given the unique partnership between operations and research that supports this request for applications, CHQA resources will be available to support implementation of study results.

One to two grants of up to $50,000 each will be funded. Applications are due by November 1, 2021.

For more information, contact Holly Burnside at