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Christiana Care Health System Announces Harrington Value Institute Community Partnership Fund

The Harrington Value Institute Community Partnership Fund at Christiana Care Health System is taking applications for projects that advance scholarship and improvements in health by addressing social determinants of health.

The fund supports research and program development in population health to address community needs, such as eliminating barriers to health care for the disadvantaged or underserved and reducing disparities in health.

Applications are encouraged from community-based organizations that partner with Christiana Care employees or physicians. Project proposals should seek to create programs that improve the health of the population and communities of Delaware.  The letter of intent submission deadline is Feb. 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST. The application deadline is May 3, 2019.

“Through the Harrington Fund, we are able to integrate our organization’s clinical expertise with the meaningful and perceptive insights of our neighbors,” said Edmondo Robinson, M.D., MBA, FACP, Christiana Care’s chief transformation officer, who chairs the advisory group for the fund. “Our hope is to leverage our strengths in research and the partnerships with our neighbors to help our community achieve optimal health.”

The fund is overseen by Christiana Care’s Value Institute, which leads the way in conducting real-world research on today’s most pressing health care issues. The Value Institute’s mission is to develop, deliver and evaluate innovative practice and policy solutions that improve the experience, efficiency and effectiveness of health care for patients and providers alike.

Established in 2015, the Harrington Fund was established in honor of the late Charles J. Harrington, who served as chair of the Board of Trustees and chair of the executive committee to the Medical Center of Delaware, now Christiana Care.

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About ChristianaCare

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ChristianaCare is one of the country’s most dynamic health care organizations, centered on improving health outcomes, making high-quality care more accessible and lowering health care costs. ChristianaCare includes an extensive network of primary care and outpatient services, home health care, urgent care centers, three hospitals (1,430 beds), a freestanding emergency department, a Level I trauma center and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, a comprehensive stroke center and regional centers of excellence in heart and vascular care, cancer care and women’s health. It also includes the pioneering Gene Editing Institute.

ChristianaCare is nationally recognized as a great place to work, rated by Forbes as the 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th best health system to work for in the United States, and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by Healthgrades as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings. ChristianaCare is a nonprofit teaching health system with more than 260 residents and fellows. With its groundbreaking Center for Virtual Health and a focus on population health and value-based care, ChristianaCare is shaping the future of health care.