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Foundation Focus Areas

In 2015-16, the ABP Foundation conducted a strategic planning process to develop a blueprint for its work over the next 3-5 years.

As a result, the Foundation affirmed that funded activities would continue to include research, evaluation, and other mission-driven activities such as innovations that improve the quality and safety of pediatric care, the development and dissemination of expertise through trainings and journal supplements, and convening collaborators.

Projects funded by the Foundation fall into our four main focus areas or may reflect special initiatives that span across more than one focus area. The Foundation also supports two honors.


Child and Family Health Trainee Education, Assessment, and Experience Lifelong Learning, Practice Improvement, and Experience Health Care and Workforce Trends
We invest in understanding changing health care needs and socio-demographic characteristics of children and families. We actively engage families in informing our policies and processes. We lead in setting standards for Graduate Medical Education (GME) training, collaborate in advancing assessment, and engage in faculty development to support trainees as they transition from medical school to practice. We support assessment of learning and assessment for learning. We encourage lifelong learning and practice improvement and partner to develop innovative models for maintenance of certification. We identify and anticipate the implications of trends in health care delivery systems and the pediatric workforce.
Special Initiatives: ABP senior staff and the Foundation Board of Directors also identify single or multi-year targeted initiatives that span across two or more focus areas. These are often the result of an identified need in the pediatric field.
Honors: The ABP Foundation supports the James A. Stockman Lectureship and the Paul V. Miles Fellowship.