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.
Medical Education Reform: A National Media Outreach Effort
This award supports a national media outreach effort to discuss the amount of health information available to patients online and through mobile apps and how the provider/patient relationship needs to transform to improve shared decision-making. Together with WQED, a Pittsburgh-based PBS affiliate, the Foundation will create a television documentary and DVD, an interactive website; and host community engagement sessions in Pittsburgh and other communities, and a series of TED Talks/video interviews with dynamic leaders (providers and consumers) for dissemination targeted to providers and patients. These activities will highlight the need for reform in medical education, potential solutions that technology offers, and engage patients in the dialogue about the changing relationship with providers and technology.