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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. The Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety Department believes 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 do the right thing for the right patient at the right time and for the right price.
This grant program, now in its 8th 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.  
2013-2014 Grant Cycle Schedule*:
March 5, 2014 - 2013-2014 Quarterly Project Update Meeting
June 23, 2014 - 2013-2014 Quarterly Project Update Meeting
September 3, 2014 - 2013-2014 Quarterly Project Update Meeting
November 5, 2014 - 2013-2014 Quarterly Project Update Meeting
2014-2015 Grant Cycle Schedule*:
April 4, 2014 - Request for Proposals due, see RFP guidelines
April 23, 2014 - Committee meeting to review LOI's
June 2, 2014 - Grant proposals from selected candidates due, see submission guidelines 
June 18, 2014 - Committee meeting to review proposals
July 3, 2014 - Grant awards announced
July 21, 2014 - Grant Kick-Off Meeting
August 1, 2013 - Funding start date
November 5, 2014 - 2014-2015 Quarterly Project Update Meeting
*Outlook invites will only work for users