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 Interdisciplinary Clinical Collaborative Practice Project
After spending its own funds on a pilot study to research interdisciplinary communication between nursing and medical students, Texas Woman’s University and Baylor College of Medicine have initiated the formal embedded use of TeamSTEPPS™, an evidence-based teamwork system developed by the Department of Defense Patient Safety Program to optimize patient outcomes by improving communication and other teamwork skills among healthcare professionals.
P. Ann Coleman, EdD, RN, Director, Education Center for Clinical Innovations and Advanced Technologies, from Texas Woman’s University, will serve as principal investigator.
The Interdisciplinary Clinical Collaborative Practice Project has received an eighteen-month Macy Foundation grant in the amount of $278,308.