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Improving Health Care for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities within a Federally Qualified Health Center

Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are particularly dependent on an array of specialized health and social services, yet those services often are fragmented, inadequate and difficult to coordinate. Consequently, these children have a higher incidence of inadequately managed chronic health conditions, and more hospitalizations, lost school days, and emergency room visits compared to other children.

Organization:
The Achievable Foundation
Primary Contact: Ida Diab

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Nurses Taking Lead Role in Improving Pediatric Hospital Discharge

Grantee:

California Nurse-Led Hospital Discharge Learning Collaborative

When it comes to quality improvement efforts in health care, nurses traditionally have been “brought along for the ride.” A new project aims to put nurses in the driver’s seat. An eight-hospital coalition brings together a multidisciplinary team at each hospital to create and test innovative discharge planning initiatives. Each team is led by a nurse, with the goal of establishing nurses as leaders with the confidence to generate change.

Application Process

The Foundation generally invites specific applications for proposals. However, unsolicited proposals for projects that contribute to achieving the program’s goals are welcome. Proposals initiated by applicants should be presented to the Foundation as a letter of inquiry. We strongly recommend that applicants carefully review our program and goals before submitting a letter of inquiry.

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