New grant is available for internal medicine physicians to promote equity

November 17, 2022

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According to an ABIM press release, several leading healthcare organizations and foundations are co-sponsoring new grants aimed at advancing equity and diversity in healthcare.

The $500,000 grant program, “Building Trust Through Diversity, Health Care Equity, Inclusion and Diagnostic Excellence in Internal Medicine Training,” will aim to support projects by internal medicine assistants, staff and educators that address diversity, equity and inclusion through education and training.

Several leading healthcare organizations have contributed to a $500,000 grant designed to support projects that promote diversity, equity and inclusion in internal medicine. Source: Adobe Stock.

A portion of the funding — $100,000 — is earmarked for addressing diagnostic hurdles that impede equity.

Scholarship sponsors include the ACP, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, ABIM and its foundation, the Josiah J. Macy Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

The sponsors encourage internal medicine assistants and educators to apply for the grant. They are looking for two types of projects: educational proposals focused on training, acquiring skills and competences, and proposals focused on technical care processes, with the aim of promoting reliability and fair outcomes in both.

The release presented several examples of such projects, including:

  • training programs that utilize diversity, equity and inclusive values;
  • improvement and evaluation programs that promote reliability through health equity; and
  • ideas for fostering trustworthiness and psychological safety among teams with a specific focus on recognizing biases, fostering diversity and breaking hierarchical structure barriers.

Letters of intent will be accepted through January 9 and selected applicants will be invited to submit proposals. Grants of up to $10,000, $20,000 and $40,000 will be awarded in Summer 2023.

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