Past Young Innovator Grant Awardees

Past Young Innovator Grant Awardees

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Eleven Projects Chosen to Receive 2016 Young Innovator Grants

We’ve selected the first recipients of the RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Grants, the grants that support initiatives that help trainees challenge the culture of overuse in health care. We asked for proposals last summer to pilot programs that teach trainees to recognize and avoid overuse, build more meaningful relationships with patients, and provide ethical compassionate care.

We were thrilled at the response we received to our Call for Proposals. In all, we received 80 applications from all over the country, totaling more than 200 team members. The projects were submitted by junior faculty, medical and nursing students, residents and others, and they ranged from quality improvement, to discussion groups, to service learning opportunities.

Many thanks to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for generously funding the Young Innovators.

The recipients are now on their way, having attended a special leadership training session in Boston on November 15.

Our recipients are:

Learn about the recipients, team members, biographies, project descriptions, updates and judges by clicking on their name. You can also download a copy of information for all the teams here. We’ll be posting more about the individual projects and their status in the coming months. So check back frequently.

A huge thank you to all of the applicants, recipients, and their team members, as well as the faculty mentors, and to our panel of judges— who had the most difficult decisions to make.


We’re thrilled at the response we received to the Call for Proposals for our Young Innovator Grants. 80 applications came in from all over the country, totaling more than 200 team members. The projects ranged from quality improvement, to discussion groups, to service learning opportunities.

A huge thank you to all of the applicants, to their team members and faculty mentors, and to our panel of judges, who have some very difficult decisions to make. We’re excited to get started with the judging process and get the projects moving. We’ll post more about the finalists in the coming weeks. Until then, check out this infographic about the applications!

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