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CCME Foundation to Fund Programs on Health Care Quality in the Carolinas

North Carolina and South Carolina programs will receive support for improving health care outcomes among individuals and communities.

Cary, NC - The CCME Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting health care improvement in the Carolinas, is accepting applications from eligible nonprofit organizations that work to improve health care for individuals and communities through measurable outcome improvement projects. One-year grants from $5,000 up to $50,000 will be awarded based on a project’s impact on health care improvements and access for individuals and communities, particularly the uninsured and under-served populations. Applications may be submitted beginning April 1, 2021 through June 15, 2021 (5 p.m.) at CCME Foundation. Awards will be announced July 31,2021.

Applicants with current 501(c)(3) status will be considered, including faith-based, hospital/provider/clinic, educational institutions and community service organizations. Programs should focus on healthy lifestyles and quality of life; increasing access to culturally and linguistically appropriate care; consumer-centered care and decision making; dissemination of education and health-related information; and patient safety improvement. The CCME Foundation will not fund reimbursable direct patient care services, facility construction/remodeling of facilities, lobbying, and fundraising activities. All awardees will be required to submit online quarterly progress reports throughout the contract period. The CCME Foundation Board of Directors will determine the awardees. “This funding allows programs to build on efforts that better the lives of people and the care they receive,” said CCME Foundation Chairman Donald J. DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA. “Any qualified programs are encouraged to apply.”

Established in 2019, the CCME Foundation is funded by The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME), a separate nonprofit organization founded more than 36 years ago to improve health care quality in the Carolinas.

“The CCME Foundation is CCME’s contribution to give back to the people and communities who work tirelessly to improve health care systems,” said Joy Hogan Rozman, CCME President and CEO. “We are privileged to work closely with so many who have greatly impacted peoples’ lives and are excited to provide funding support for their endeavors in the Carolinas.” To learn more on the CCME Foundation and the grants, visit CCME Foundation.