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UCH Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety - Small Grants Program

Anunta Virapongse, MD, MPH, Program Director
The School of Medicine (SOM) and University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients. They believe strongly that our faculty and staff have the skills and creativity to provide leadership in clinical effectiveness and patient safety and have established this small grants program to seed promising ideas. 
We strive for excellence in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Six Core Competencies for Quality Patient Care, which are:  patient centeredness, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice, practice-based learning and medical knowledge.  In essence, our goal is to the right thing for the right patient at the right time for the right price.
This grant program, now in its 11th  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 also open to our residents and fellows based at UCH.
2017-2018 Grant Cycle Review Schedule:
March 19, 2017 - Letters of Intent due, see RFP Guidelines
April 4, 2017 - Committee meeting to review LOI's, see LOI Proposal Format template
June 4, 2017 - Grant proposals from selected candidates due, see Submission Guidelines 
June 21, 2017 - Committee meeting to review proposals, see Grant Scoring Criteria
July 3, 2017 - Grant awards announced
August 1, 2017 - Funding start date