Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Apply by July 16 for grant to promote medication safety
Medical organizations can qualify for one of 25 grants to advance educational programs that promote prescription drug safety.
The AMA Foundation is seeking applications for grants of $8,000 to fund prescription medication safety projects targeting young people who are ages 2 to 21. Medical organizations, including hospitals, free clinics, public health departments, medical schools and nonprofit organizations, are encouraged to collaborate on these projects with schools, government entities and nonprofit organizations.
The AMA Foundation's Healthy Living Grant program has supported 288 programs throughout the country that teach young people about nutrition, physical fitness and violence prevention. Previous grants have funded such activities as youth-led social media campaigns, toolkits and workshops for parents, and age-appropriate e-learning modules. This program is supported by a generous grant from Purdue Pharma LP.
The AMA Foundation is dedicated to improving public health by raising funds and providing philanthropic support to high-impact health and medical scholarship programs.
Applications must be received by July 16. Learn more and download an application today.
National quality group calls for leadership nominations
Physicians can nominate colleagues for one of five leadership openings in the AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI™). Nominations are due by July 13.
The PCPI is a national, physician-led program dedicated to enhancing quality and patient safety. The group works toward aligning patient-centered care, performance measurement and quality improvement. Membership is open to organizations and individuals.
Any member organization of the PCPI may submit a nomination for the PCPI chair and vice-chair positions, and full voting member organizations may submit a single nomination for one of the three at-large Executive Committee member seats.
Terms of new committee members will begin in October. Visit the PCPI Executive Committee Web page to learn more about the nomination process and to download forms.