Empowering Health Care Consumers


The deadline for the online inquiry form is May 16, 2018, at 1 p.m.

Priority Area

Empowering Health Care Consumers


At NYSHealth, we want New Yorkers to have a meaningful role as partners both in their own health care and at the policy level. At the clinical level, patients should be empowered to get their needs met and have a voice in health care decisions. At the policy level, patients and consumers should have a seat at the table to help drive and inform decisions that affect health care policy, quality, access, and costs in New York State.

NYSHealth is pleased to launch a Request for Proposals (RFP) to support projects that seek to amplify the voice of the health care consumer and rebalance the health care system so that patients have more influence over their health and health care. Through this RFP, we expect to fund projects that seek system improvements, practice innovations, or policy reforms designed to benefit patients and consumers.

Please find the detailed Patients as Partners RFP here.

How to Apply

Step 1: All applicants are required to complete an online inquiry form. The deadline for the online inquiry form is May 16, 2018, at 1 p.m.

Complete and submit an online inquiry form here. For detailed guidelines, please review the online inquiry form instructions.

Step 2: After reviewing all inquiry forms, NYSHealth staff members will select applicants to submit a full proposal. Selected applicants will be e-mailed specific submission instructions. The deadline for the full proposal is July 23, 2018, at 1 p.m.

For additional information on this funding opportunity and the application process, please consult Frequently Asked Questions.

Interested organizations are encouraged to contact Foundation staff early in the process to discuss any project ideas. Questions should be addressed to Program Officer Amy Shefrin at Shefrin@nyshealth.org or 212-584-7673.

Technical questions regarding the online application system should be e-mailed to grantsmanagement@nyshealth.org.