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Sasa Pocek

Sasa Pocek

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Subject:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Proposals to Advance
the Science of Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Care

Deadline: March 14, 2008 (Brief Proposals)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( has
joined in a national effort to advance the science of Continuous
Quality Improvement research, the process-based, data-driven
approach to improving the quality of a product or service
through iterative action-evaluation cycles. RWJF is currently
seeking proposals that develop methods, tools, and standards for
the design, conduct, and reporting of CQI research and evaluations,
including standardized typologies, definitions, and
measures of key concepts and consensus statements; demonstrate
how the paradigms, methods, and approaches from other disciplines
can advance the science of CQI research; develop and test new
theoretical models, conceptual frameworks, and logic models to
explain CQI initiatives; demonstrate how rapid-cycle "run-chart"
or "PDSA-cycle" data can be used to rigorously evaluate the
effectiveness of CQI interventions implemented to address key
quality challenges; and/or develop methods to systematically
capture implementation context information. Proposals that
address other issues that advance the science of CQI research as
it applies to health and health care will also be considered.

Researchers from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, and
multidisciplinary teams are welcome. Preference may be given to
applicant organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)
(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations
as defined under Section 509(a). Applicant organizations must be
based in the United States or its territories.

The initiative will support a range of projects whose sum value
will not exceed $1 million. Each research team should submit a
budget of no more than $300,000 for a time period of no more
than three years. Projects that cost less and with shorter dur-
ations (e.g., $50,000 over one year) will have a higher likeli-
hood of being funded than larger projects.

Posted: 13 Feb 2008 08:36 AM
Originally Posted: 13 Feb 2008 08:34 AM
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