Projects must Support the Mission and Vision of the Center and be Consistent with the Priority Areas.

The current priority areas for funding are:

Priority areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Over-prescribing and over-ordering procedures (Choosing Wisely).  
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home.  
  • Readmission reduction. 
  • Coordination of Care.
  • Medication Reconciliation.
  • Discharge planning/Care transitions.  
  • Timing of palliative care referrals. 
  • Electronic communication with patients and families. 
  • The use of technology to improve health care and health outcomes. 
  • Communication with family and patients to foster understanding of unmet needs.
  • Engagement of patients and families as partners in care.
  • Safe care by reducing harm from care delivery.
  • Reduction of disparities in access to care.
  • Health disparities
  • Decreasing obesity in specific populations  
  • Use of ‘big data’ to inform health care, decision-making, and outcomes

Mission Statement

To collaboratively transform the delivery of health care through implementation and evaluation of research promoting innovative approaches to high quality, safe care, improved patient outcomes, and lower costs.

Vision Statement

The Center will engage in nationally funded projects for the implementation and evaluation of innovative approaches for the delivery of quality, safe care. Within five years, the Center will be nationally recognized for the pursuit of a new innovative paradigm of patient care delivery.