Applications for Clinical Value Projects Due April 2

Funding is now available for selected one-year pilot projects through the Department’s Clinical Value Project (CVP) Program. The program aims to improve care in a cost-effective way through quality or safety of care delivered, patient engagement and satisfaction, improved clinical outcomes, access to services, and efficiency of service delivery. Applicants must be physician clinician-educators who are either dually employed (Pitt/UPP) or solely employed by UPP. Individuals who are casual employees of UPP are not eligible to apply.

CVPs are meant to determine a quantitative baseline measure (or measures), explore and implement a means to improve these measures, and analyze outcomes to demonstrate an improvement, or lack of, in those measures. Past projects have addressed important topics such as preventative interventions for falls and restraints in inpatient care, using technology (texting and clinical dashboards) to increase engagement and enhance outpatient care, training non-behavioral health clinicians in specific therapies to increase effectiveness of integrated care, and using self-report histories to increase clinic efficiency and patient satisfaction. 

The deadline for proposals is April 2, 2018. You can download the Request for Proposals here. Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000 per project; the funding period is June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019. To apply, see the request for proposals. Each proposal must include a project description, budget, and a letter of support from the service chief. All proposals must be submitted by 5 pm to Lori Zippay at