The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Foundation Board of Trustees recently made grants to three non-profit organizations to benefit local health programs:
- Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education: for the Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. The goal of this summit is to focus on the initial steps of the QIPS program and to highlight the importance of Residents and Fellows in the quality improvement process.
- Wayne State University: for the MI AIM initiative, whose purpose is to better educate physicians on maternal health and to protect and enhance the health of mothers in Michigan.
- Tri-County Office on Aging: for their Chronic Pain PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) program. This grant will help fund workshops for pain management education to adults 50 years of age and older in rural communities with priority in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.
The MSMS Foundation grants support public or professional education, research programs, and projects in the field of health and encourage the advancement of healthy lifestyles and the prevention, diagnosis or cure of disease. The MSMS Foundation assists with activities that support physicians and MSMS.
The Foundation’s philanthropic focus is to support projects and activities that are meaningful to the medical profession including:
- Initiatives that make the practice of medicine and the health care system better
- Activities that ensure the provision of good patient care
- Development of future physicians and physician leadership
- Community-based projects that engage both physicians and community leaders
Spring applications are due no later than March 25, 2018. To apply for a grant or contribute to the MSMS Foundation, please visit www.msms.org/Foundation.