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Practically Speaking Newsletter – Fall 2016 Edition

October 19, 2016

 

The Fall 2016 Issue of the Donaghue Foundation’s newsletter Practically Speaking is now available. The issue features the 2016 Another Look Awardees as well as stories on the Foundation’s grantees, the Trustees Letter, and more.

The Practically Speaking newsletter is published three times a year. You can find past issues here.

Greater Value Portfolio Now Open

February 12, 2016

The Donaghue Foundation announces its 2016 Greater Value Portfolio grant program that will fund research projects for the purpose of creating new approaches to achieving a higher value healthcare system. The goal of this program is to test new approaches and tools that organizations can readily use to improve the value of the healthcare they provide to their patients and communities.

For more information, please click here to view the full grant announcement and detailed letter of intent instructions.

Donaghue Videos

February 12, 2016

Donaghue commissioned Karyl Evans Productions to produce two short videos on two of our current grant programs . The programs featured are R3 – Making Research Relevant & Ready and Another Look – Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities. The purpose of the videos is to have a new way to communicate Donaghue’s mission and values through a brief description of research projects recently funded.

Click here to view the new videos!

Practically Speaking Newsletter – Winter 2016 Edition

January 15, 2016

The Winter 2016 Issue of the Donaghue Foundation’s newsletter Practically Speaking is now available. The issue features the 2015 Greater Value Portfolio Awardees and Another Look Awardees as well as stories on the Connecticut Choosing Wisely® Collaborative, Linking Evidence and Practice Portfolio, the Trustees Letter, and more.

The Practically Speaking newsletter is published three times a year. You can find past issues here.

Another Look 2016 Now Open

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January 9, 2016

The Donaghue Foundation is pleased to announce the fourth cycle of  Another Look: Better Health for Elders in Care Facilities is now open.  Letters of Intent are due by February 29th.

Click here to read the full grant announcement.

Connecticut Healthcare Survey

May 23, 2014

Connecticut-based health foundations came together several years ago to discuss the need for more data so that Connecticut could better track its progress on improving the health of its residents.

There was also strong interest in learning more about the perspectives of the Connecticut healthcare consumer on their health and how they interact with the healthcare system, especially those of different racial and ethnic groups.  Ultimately, six Connecticut health foundations decided to collaborate on the creation and funding of this survey.  Aetna Foundation; Connecticut Health Foundation; The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation; Foundation for Community Health; Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.; and Children’s Fund of Connecticut.

An executive summary of the survey and three policy briefs on health equity, access to healthcare, and children’s health have been written.

To read more about the origin of this successful collaboration, see “Solving the Connecticut Data Deficit through Collaboration” in the Views from the Field: Grantmakers in Health (17 Dec. 2012).

Ethel F. Donaghue Award

August 29, 2013

July 2013 E Park award event 2We believe Miss Donaghue would be delighted to know that an award was created this year in her name to recognize an individual or organization for long-time service to the Elizabeth Park Conservancy.  The Elizabeth Park Conservancy (used to be named Friends of Elizabeth Park) developed the award in the spirit of Ethel Donaghue, whose trust to support Elizabeth Park has helped to improve the park for the thousands of people who visit it each year. The inaugural award winner was Lisa Silvestri, former president of the board for the Friends of Elizabeth Park and a long-time champion of the park.