Healthcare efficiency & effectiveness

Healthcare leaders are challenged daily to serve more patients, improve quality and control costs.

Their efforts inspire us.

Studies show it takes an average of 17 years for proven practices to be implemented across all of healthcare.

We believe that is too long.

Since 2008, the Cardinal Health Foundation has invested more than $16 million to improve care, reduce costs and increase efficiency - from small grants to the support of large-scale networks and professional development; we focus on achieving measureable improvement and excellent patient outcomes.

The result - thousands of days in the hospital, dollars and lives saved!

The Cardinal Health Foundation funding helps spread evidence-based practices through individual hospitals, networks of healthcare providers and statewide efforts.

Watch our latest video that celebrates pharmacists who are making changes in healthcare. If you have done similar work, tell us about it by applying for the ASHP Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety

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E3 Grant Program

The Cardinal Health Foundation awards grants to non-profit healthcare institutions to impact the efficiency and quality of care.

Professional Development

The Cardinal Health Foundation recognizes organizations and individuals making significant strides to improve patient care and safety.

Networks Improving Patients Outcomes

We are privileged to support Alliance for Integrated Medication Management, Healthcare Value Network and Ohio Children's Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety.