COPIC Medical Foundation Announces Recipients of 2021 Grants

The COPIC Medical Foundation supports organizations and initiatives that improve health care outcomes, patient safety and quality of care. The 2021 funding cycle focused on initiatives designed to reduce fragmentation across care settings. A top concern in patient safety, breakdowns in care from a fragmented health care system can lead to readmissions, missed diagnoses, medication errors, delayed treatment, duplicative testing and procedures, and reduction in quality of care leading to general patient and provider dissatisfaction. The COPIC Medical Foundation is a nonprofit organization affiliated with COPIC, a leading medical liability insurance provider.

The 2021 cohort of COPIC Medical Foundation grantees include five incredible organizations of varied size and scope that impact health care in communities across the country. This year, the COPIC Medical Foundation granted a total of $775,000 in grants focused on reducing fragmentation across care settings. Grants support the following projects:

  • Children’s Health Fund (New York and national)—A review, update, and dissemination of the successful Referral Management Initiative to incorporate new technologies to enhance care coordination procedures for pediatric populations living in under-resourced communities. 
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation (Colorado)—The ImPACT Navigation Hub: A centralized resource hub to coordinate the transition of young adult patients with pediatric onset conditions to adult care. 
  • Children’s National Medical Center (Washington, D.C.)—Improving coordination of pediatric mental care after psychiatric hospitalization. 
  • Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (Kansas)—AlignAllHealth: A collaborative tool that combines all health information technology with highly trained clinical and care management staff to support innovative and data-driven care management processes for high-risk patients. 
  • Mile High Health Alliance (Colorado)—The “Orange Flag” Project: Using historic, predictive and real-time data to inform emergency department personnel of a patient’s high utilization of emergency services to aid in care coordination.

“The COPIC Medical Foundation is proud to support those in health care who are making a difference and pushing innovative ideas forward,” said Meredith Hintze, Executive Director of the COPIC Medical Foundation. “Our grant funding helps support solutions that can improve patient safety in ways that can be replicated across health care and/or create additional opportunities for expanded applications.”

About the COPIC Medical Foundation 
The COPIC Medical Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is part of the COPIC family of companies, and is guided by its mission “to be a catalyst in improving the quality of health care delivery by reducing adverse outcomes and supporting innovation.” Since it was formed in 1991, the Foundation has provided more than $9 million to improving patient care and medical outcomes through grant funding and other initiatives. Our efforts have made a difference in communities by offering support to people, programs, and ideas that address health care issues and make a difference.

SOURCE COPIC Medical Foundation

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