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.
The Delivery, Content, and Outcomes of Continuing Healthcare Education
David A. Davis, MD, Vice President for Continuing Healthcare Education and Improvement at the Association of American Medical Colleges, and Joan Stanley, PhD, Senior Director of Education Policy for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, will co-host a working conference on “the content, delivery of continuing education and its linkages to clinical performance and healthcare outcomes.” The two-day conference, to be held in February 2009, will involve 40 experts in the delivery of continuing education, learner preparation and support, and nursing and physician regulation, who will identify issues that need to be addressed. They will then identify barriers, define next steps, assign responsibility, and create a model system for self-directed learners, all with the goal of improving the delivery of care and the overall quality of the healthcare system. A summary report will provide recommendations for the delivery, content, and outcomes of future continuing education for nurses and physicians. The Macy Foundation awarded a grant of $269,500 to support the conference, preparation of the report, and development of a website to be completed in November 2009.
Read the report Lifelong Learning in Medicine and Nursing