The Physicians Foundation seeks to advance the work of practicing physicians.
The Physicians Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to empower physicians to lead in the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare. As the U.S. healthcare system continues to evolve, the Physicians Foundation is steadfast in its determination to strengthen the physician-patient relationship, support physicians in sustaining their medical practices and help practicing physicians navigate the changing healthcare system.
The Physicians Foundation pursues its mission through a variety of activities including grantmaking, research and policy studies.
The Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations, universities, hospital systems and medical society foundations that support its mission and since 2005, has awarded numerous multi-year grants totaling more than $36 million. The Foundation is committed to identifying how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) impacts physicians and what needs to be re-assessed or changed in order to achieve the following goals:
- To educate physicians on the leadership skills necessary to drive healthcare excellence
- To understand physician practice trends and help physicians deliver quality care to their patients
- To meet the current and future needs of all patients by assessing the supply of physicians
- To provide practicing physicians with resources and support to manage healthcare reform and succeed in today’s challenging healthcare environment.
The Foundation also examines critical issues affecting the U.S. healthcare system by periodically surveying practicing physicians and patients, and studying the impact of government healthcare policies. The Foundation believes that as America evaluates significant changes in healthcare, the perspectives of practicing physicians and their patients must be well-understood and addressed.
For additional information, please view the Physicians Foundation brochure here.