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The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation
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Our Grantees

Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs.  The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.

An Interprofessional Consensus Curriculum to Improve Diagnosis

Theme: Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

Institution: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

Grant Type: Board Grant

Award Amount: $477,400

Grant Awarded: October 2016

Principal Investigator: Mark Graber, MD

Together with four medical schools and their partner health professional schools, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine will develop an interprofessional consensus curriculum to educate new health professionals about ways to improve diagnosis. This project grows out of recognition that diagnostic error is an important problem in health care and from recommendations in a recent report from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) indicating that addressing the challenge of improving diagnostic accuracy requires interprofessional collaboration. Over a three-year period, the curriculum will be developed, piloted at the schools (each of which has committed to interprofessional partnerships), and prepared for wider dissemination.

The curriculum design process will be based on the successful University of California, Davis interprofessional pain management curriculum supported by the Macy Foundation.