The McKesson Foundation, who provides funding to nonprofit organizations working to “improve the health of our communities,” has launched a new grant with the aim of researching mHealth apps and their effectiveness in improving health outcomes, particular for those with chronic illnesses.
Called “Mobilizing for Health,” the new research grant is aimed at studying mobile health applications and services that help low-income patients manage chronic diseases, with priority given to researchers studying the use of mobile in cancer management. The new grant will work towards McKesson’s larger goal of its “Mobilizing for Health” initiative to improve health outcomes for under-served patients with chronic diseases through the widespread adoption of successful mHealth solutions.
The foundation will consider grant requests of up to $250,000. Applicants must submit their letters of intent electronically by April 2 at midnight (ET) and grant winners will be publicly announced in October 2012. More information can be found here.