With the goal of ensuring everyone’s right to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is hosting its third Quality Innovation Challenge. Designed as a working session to facilitate bold and informed innovations to improve quality of care, participants will hear from the Packard Foundation’s Population and Reproductive Health Program Director, Tamara Kreinin, and Program Officer, Lana Dakan, on why quality matters in sexual and reproductive health and rights.
YLabs, a 2016 QIC awardee, will share insight from CyberRwanda, a digital education resource for urban adolescents and healthcare providers that provides quality adolescent sexual and reproductive health resources while teaching about financial literacy, healthy relationships, and healthy lifestyles. Session participants will have 30 minutes to develop grant proposals for the 2018 Quality Innovation Challenge, ask questions, and get feedback from experts in the field. Submissions are due at 16:00 that afternoon and finalists will be announced at the ICFP closing plenary on Thursday, 15 November. In-person submissions are eligible for one of five grants of up to $100,000 each. There is also an online challenge open to all participants, including those participating in the virtual conference, for one of four grants of up to $50,000 each.
More details about the Quality Innovation Challenge, past awardees and the online challenge are available at www.packard.org/quality.