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.
Advancing Humane, Compassionate Healthcare through Interprofessional Education
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care will work together to foster humane, compassionate care. The Gold Foundation, based in New Jersey, has a long history of fostering humanism in medicine, and the Schwartz Center, based in Boston, has an extensive experience in fostering compassionate care. Together the two organizations are planning to hold a conference to seek ways to promote more humane, compassionate care through better implementation and achievement of interprofessional education (IPE) competencies and better interprofessional collaboration in practice.
Macy Foundation staff will work with the two organizations in development of the program for the event, its attendees, and its products, to help ensure that it is complementary with the 2014 Macy Conference on involving patients and family members in development of programs at the nexus of IPE and clinical practice. The Macy Conference is likely to precede the Gold-Schwartz conference by a few months.