Technical assistance and direction for Urgent Matters

The Foundation's Urgent Matters program was designed to improve the availability and timeliness of care in hospital emergency departments and the use of these departments as a window into the safety net to raise public understanding of the interaction between safety net functions and workings of the health care delivery system as a whole.The purpose of this project is to: (1) increase community awareness of the importance and fragility of the health care delivery system safety net; (2) significantly reduce wait and board times in emergency departments (EDs) of hospitals receiving resources; and (3) produce one or more replicable models of ED overcrowding reduction. This grant provides support for continued technical assistance and direction for the program.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $3,350,000.00

Awarded on: 8/30/2002

Time frame: 9/1/2002 - 7/31/2004

Grant Number: 46225


George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services Center for Health Policy Research

George Washington University
2021 K Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, 20006-1008


Bruce Siegel
Project Director