San Diego, CA (PressExposure) May 21, 2011 -- Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announces last applications for the 2011 Innovation Initiative (i2) $1 Million grant competition. Part of AHF's ongoing strategy to foster innovation in support of the medically underserved, the i2 competition is aimed at expanding access to care for the region's underserved.
The Innovation Initiative program will grant $1 million or more to an innovative solution that improves the healthcare delivery system for the most vulnerable populations in the San Diego and Imperial County. The competition is open to applicants from anywhere around the world who can provide the solutions important to our region. The grant dollars must be used to benefit communities in the greater San Diego and Imperial counties.
Through the Innovation Initiative, AHF connects nonprofits, entrepreneurs, technology companies and other socially conscious organizations, forming strong partnerships with diverse areas of expertise to create truly innovative programs for our region.
To be considered for the Innovation Initiative grant, applicants must meet several criteria; they must be stable, efficient entities or partnerships, must exhibit an innovative orientation to problem solving and must propose an innovative program. The proposal should describe its plans to improve the care and coordination of the healthcare delivery system for the underserved.
Letters of Intent for funding consideration in the Innovation Initiative are due at http://www.alliancehf.org May 26, 2011. Those who are invited to submit full proposals will be notified on June 10, 2011. The winning applicant will be notified on September 9, 2011.
About Alliance Healthcare Foundation Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the greater San Diego region's community partner for improving access to healthcare for the region's poor, working poor and vulnerable populations. Since 1989, AHF has invested more than $45 million in grants into the San Diego community. Committed to the principle that everyone should be able to access appropriate, quality, and timely care, AHF works closely with nonprofit, government, and community agencies to further this goal. They accomplish this work through advocacy, education, and collaborative grant making. http://www.alliancehf.org
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