Promoting Diagnostic Excellence Across Medicine
In 2022, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awarded a grant to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies to promote diagnostic excellence across the field of medicine. In its inaugural year, the CMSS Promoting Diagnostic Excellence Across Medicine, with additional support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, was able to provide grants to 11 specialty societies. Read more on the 2022 grantees below.
CMSS is pleased to support another round of grants to specialty societies for the Promoting Diagnostic Excellence Across Medicine grant program. With renewed funding of the program by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, CMSS will again provide up to 11 grant awards to CMSS members.
These awards will support the development of resources and programs focused on diagnostic excellence, including diagnostic safety, quality, and equity. We look forward to reviewing proposals and to advancing diagnostic excellence across medicine together.
2023 Request for Proposals
CMSS is pleased to support another round of grants to specialty societies for the Promoting Diagnostic Excellence Across Medicine grant program.
The program will again provide up to 11 grant awards to CMSS members. These awards of up to $100,000 per society will support the development of resources and programs focused on diagnostic excellence, including diagnostic safety, quality, and equity. Societies are encouraged to engage current and past NAM/CMSS Scholars in DxEx in their specialty to develop and support diagnostic excellence proposals. As with the last round, CMSS will select grantees through an external review process.
- May 30, 2023: RFP released
- June 15, 2023: Informational Webinar from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET (click here to register)
- July 26, 2023: Proposals due
- October 1, 2023: Grantees announced
Review the 2023 CMSS Diagnostic Excellence Request for Proposals
The portal link to submit proposals will be posted by June 1. Please reach out to the Program Contacts below with any questions.
2022 Grant Awardees
From a field of 24 exceptional grant proposals submitted by member specialty societies, the following societies were selected as grant recipients. See the press release here.
- American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) - Penicillin Allergy Testing Improving & Expanding Needed Treatment (PATIENT) Program
- American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) - Ophthalmology’s First Diagnostic Excellence Initiative
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Improving Diagnostic Excellence in Ambulatory Pediatrics: The Pediatric Quality Minute Series
- American College of Physicians (ACP) - Promoting Health Equity Through Excellence in Diagnostic Decision Making
- American College of Surgeons (ACS)* - Diagnostic Excellence of Dementia and Cognitive Impairment in the Surgical Setting
- American Psychiatric Association (APA) - Promoting Diagnostic Excellence in Eating Disorders
- American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)* - Perioperative Diagnostic Excellence for the Older Adult: An Educational Initiative
- American Thoracic Society (ATS) - Scaling Up the ICU-PAUSE for Diagnostic Excellence & Equity: A Cross-Societies Collaboration of Intensivists and Hospitalists to Improve Patient Safety at Transitions of Care
- College of American Pathologists (CAP) - Towards a Patient-Centered Pathology Report: A Mixed-Methods Diagnostic Excellence Study
- Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) - Using Education and Technology for Accurate and Rapid Cycle Sepsis Diagnoses: Building an Equitable and Quality-Based Diagnostic Excellence Program
- Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) - Crowdsourcing to Develop an Educational Intervention on the Diagnostic Process: Special Emphasis on Mitigating Racial Disparities in Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome
*Recipients of joint Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and The John A. Hartford Foundation awards
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