SA: My last question is to Cynthia, who is in charge of grants for ACEP. Where do people look for health policy grants, and who can mentor them?
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CS: The EMF also provides a $50,000 health policy grant each year. Many of these recipients have parlayed their EMF research into larger and further-reaching projects. For instance, in 2013, Donna L. Carden, MD, received a health policy grant titled “Implementing an ED to Home Transition Intervention.” Based on her work completed with an EMF health policy grant, she was awarded a $1.8 million Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant. EMF is building a cadre of effective researchers who are improving emergency medicine practice and patient care. In addition to EMF funding, emergency physicians interested in health policy research are encouraged to look at other funds for grants such as through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, and the Kresge Foundation. Networking at ACEP meetings such as Leadership and Advocacy Conference, the Research Forum, and Scientific Assembly can provide direct access with our specialty’s best policy researchers.