The Resources & Accountability portion of the strategic plan features six key strategies to ensures the thoughtful acquisition and management of resources:
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- Invest in overhauling ACEP’s digital infrastructure to modernize systems, deliver a more personalized, proactive and responsive experience for members, and support exceptional customer service.
- Implement a systematic program evaluation process that considers new and on-going needs, return on investment (including member value) and the College strategic plan.
- Adopt effective project management techniques and data-driven decision-making processes.
- Re-examine membership/non-member pricing models and explore other models that would be of interest to more eligible members and still allow us to fulfill our role.
- Develop alternative/non-traditional revenue sources and opportunities to achieve our strategic priorities.
- Ensure all ACEP communications are strategic, transparent, bidirectional, proactive, and effective.[/sidebar]
Over the years, grant funding has supported the development of many popular member resources and initiatives, from webinars to clinical tools and more. Here are a few highlights:
- Quality: Emergency Quality Network (EQUAL), a free program for ACEP members, started with a four-year grant from CMS. It is now funded through foundation support, including a recent $2.9 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support quality improvement in acute vascular conditions and acute infections.
- COVID-19: Some key aspects of ACEP’s COVID-19 response, including the development of the COVID-19 Field Guide and the Physician Wellness Hub, are funded by a multi-year federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Opioids: ACEP received multiple grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) to provide Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) training and resident education.
- Disaster Response: ACEP has received numerous grants from the CDC, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to train our nation’s first responders for man-made and natural disasters.
- Data: ACEP is leveraging the Clinical Emergency Data Registry (CEDR) comprehensive data to supplement national hospital data through funding from the CDC. CEDR data is also being used to create emergency medicine quality measures through foundation funding.
- Bedside Tools: ACEP members have access to 16 point-of-care tools (acep.org/pointofcaretools) covering a variety of clinical pathways, from sepsis to hyperkalemia and more. The majority of these bedside tools were developed by ACEP members and supported by grants.
Jordan Grantham is senior content manager at ACEP.