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CHCO Clinical and Operational Effectiveness and Patient Safety - Small Grants Program

Daniel Hyman, MD, MMM, Program Director

The CU School of Medicine (CUSOM) and Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. The existing partnership between faculty, leadership and staff has been an essential element in the many successes advancing the quality and safety of care provided at CHCO.

We strive for excellence in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Six Core Competencies for Quality Patient Carewhich are: patient centeredness, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, practice-based learning and medical knowledge. In essence, our goal is to do the right thing for the right patient at the right time and for the right price.
This grant program, now in its 6th funding cycle, encourages initiatives that put evidence into practice, implement innovative process improvements, and/or enhance skills and knowledge of healthcare providers, with the goals of improving patient safety, and/or enhancing the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care delivery.  This program is now also open to our residents and fellows based at CHCO.
2018-2019 Grant Cycle Schedule:
April 1, 2018 - Letters of Intent due, see RFP Guidelines 
April 17, 2018 - Committee meeting to review LOI's
June 3, 2018 - Grant proposals from selected candidates due
June 19, 2018 - Committee meeting to review proposals
July 2, 2018 - Grant awards announced
August 1, 2018 - Funding start date