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Innovation Grants

The AAIM Innovation Grants program began in 2015 to provide members access to small grants to facilitate innovative learning and program development at the local and regional level.  The program has funded 180 grants to 116 institutions to support a broad range of initiatives including patient access and care, diversity, equity and inclusion in internal medicine training, health care disparities, high value care, teaching skills and faculty development, wellness and resilience, and curriculum development.

In FY 2021 and 2022, the AAIM Innovation Grant program co-sponsored Building Trust through Diversity, Health Care Equity, & Inclusion in Internal Medicine, a large grant program that seeks to incorporate diversity, health care equity, and inclusion in internal medicine training to increase interprofessional efforts and build a more trustworthy health system.  In 2022, 24 grants totaling $400,000 were awarded; 16 Alliance member institutions were recipients.

Building Trust through Diversity 2022 Grants

2022 Grant Recipients

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2022 Grantees

Advocate Aurora Health Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Allegheny Health Network SUNY Upstate Medical University
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University Temple University
Columbia University University of Arkansas
Cooper Medical School at Rowan University University of California-San Diego
Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton, California University of Colorado
Eastern Virginia Medical School University of Illinois at Chicago
Geisinger University of Texas-Houston
Honor Health University of Texas Medical Branch
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Lankenau Medical Center University of Washington
Oregon Health & Science University Yale New Haven Hospital

Past Innovations Grants Recipients

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Sponsoring Organizations

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM): Since its founding in 1936 to answer a public call to establish more uniform standards for physicians, certification by the ABIM has stood for the highest standard in internal medicine and its 21 subspecialties. Certification has meant that internists have demonstrated – to their peers and to the public – that they have the clinical judgment, skills and attitudes essential for the delivery of excellent patient care. ABIM is not a membership society, but a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization. Our accountability is both to the profession of medicine and to the public.

ABIM Foundation: The ABIM Foundation’s mission is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policymakers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. 

Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM): The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine promotes the advancement and professional development of its members who prepare the next generation of internal medicine physicians and leaders through education, research, engagement, and collaboration.

American College of Physicians (ACP): The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. With 161,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.

Josiah H. Macy Foundation: Founded in 1930 by Kate Macy Ladd in memory of her father, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is the only national foundation dedicated solely to improving the education of health professionals. The foundation’s guiding principle is that health professional education has at its core a strong social mission: to serve the public’s needs and improve the health of the public. The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation fosters innovation in clinical learning environments by investing in projects which promote diversity, equity, and belonging, increase interprofessional collaboration, and prepare future health professionals to navigate ethical dilemmas.

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AAIM Innovation Grants are supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Aquifer (formerly MedU).

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Please contact innovationgrants@im.org with any questions about the application or grant process.