VitalTalk are champions of communications skills. They believe that effective, empathic and honest conversations between a clinician, patient and their family are the cornerstones of patient-centered care. Through NIH-funded research, VitalTalk has proven that these communication skills are learnable. What’s more, they have discovered that clinicians are eager to learn when using the right method. VitalTalk was founded as a nonprofit aimed at disseminating their research into the real world. Following the lead of social entrepreneurs, they are charting a new route towards a culture change in patient-clinician communication. The foundation is supporting VitalTalk to expand their communications skills trainings so that more clinicians can have timely, meaningful conversations about goals and preferences for care with their seriously ill patients.

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Grantee Organizations

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title programs year grants amount
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Inc. Science, San Francisco Bay Area 2012 1 $157,000
Center for American Progress Environmental Conservation 2015 1 $392,249
Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism Patient Care 2015 2 $233,000
Center for International Environmental Law, Inc. Environmental Conservation 2011 1 $1,500,000
Center for International Policy Inc. Environmental Conservation 2009 2 $325,064
Center for New American Security Environmental Conservation 2012 1 $75,000
Center for Quality Systems Improvement d/b/a Cynosure (Cynosure Health Solutions) Patient Care 2008 7 $4,337,720
Center for Resource Economics, Island Press Environmental Conservation 2005 3 $470,873
Centre for Ocean Life, DTU Aqua, Technical University of Denmark Science 2016 1 $1,580,044
Centro de Conservacion, Investigacion y Manejo de Areas Naturales (Center for Conservation, Research and Management of Natural Areas) Environmental Conservation 2007 3 $3,380,175
Centro de Trabalho Indigenista (Indigenous Work Center) Environmental Conservation 2004 2 $2,240,801
Centro Internacional de la Papa (International Potato Center) Environmental Conservation 2005 1 $899,000
Centro para el Desarrollo del Indígena Amazónico Environmental Conservation 2016 1 $710,000
Ceres, Inc. Environmental Conservation 2013 4 $6,457,541
Chabot Space & Science Center San Francisco Bay Area 2004 12 $10,109,102
Charles University in Prague Science 2015 1 $130,000
Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose San Francisco Bay Area 2011 1 $498,760
Chinese Hospital Patient Care 2005 2 $550,830
Clark University, Clark Labs Science, Environmental Conservation 2006 6 $4,626,521
Climate Advisers Environmental Conservation 2012 2 $318,900
Climate Focus North America, Inc. Environmental Conservation 2011 2 $429,400
ClimateWorks Foundation Environmental Conservation 2012 5 $1,818,000
Coalition to Transform Advanced Care Patient Care 2016 3 $824,228
Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) Environmental Conservation 2015 1 $113,445

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