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In The News

An award-winnning week for Bolivia's Tacana community

December 10, 2015

With Moore fundingWildlife Conservation Society has been working to conserve 18.6 million hectares of biodiversity-rich landscape in Tambopata (Bolivia), Yasuni-Pastaza (Ecuador), and Yavari-Samiria (Peru). In Bolivia, this work has supported the Tacana community's efforts to apply eco-friendly practices to their cocoa production, integrating conservation and development goals in ...

Engaging front-line nurses to improve the outcomes of patient care

December 7, 2015

Beginning in 2003, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation partnered with fifty-three hospitals in the San Francisco Bay and Greater Sacramento areas of California to improve patient safety. The twelve-year $167-million Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative was intended to empower front-line registered nurses as leaders in implementing evidence-based clinical practices at the bedside. The initiative funded clinical ...

Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Steady growth in higher educated California RNs continues

December 1, 2015

Every two years, the California Board of Registered Nurses conducts a statewide assessment survey to track, measure and describe the population of RNs licensed in California and to examine changes in this population over time. Completed in fall 2014, the most recent Biennual California Statewide Survey of Registered Nurses shows ...

Celebrating our 2015 Community Fund recipients on #GivingTuesday

December 1, 2015
This year, on #GivingTuesday, we celebrate our wonderful 2015 Community Fund grant recipients for their collective work to support women’s health, wellness and education.  Read more about the portfolio of local community grants below:
Patient and Family Engagement

Hospitals form patient advisory councils to learn how they can improve care

By Laura Landro The Wall Street Journal November 30, 2015

After a hospital stay, patients may just want to put the experience behind them. The last thing they want to do is come back. Increasingly, though, they are doing just that—but at the request of the hospital, and in an effort to improve care. They are being recruited for patient ...

Particle accelerators could soon fit in a shoebox

By Alfredo Carpineti IFL Science November 23, 2015
As the challenges of particle physics have become more and more complex, we've had to plan and build larger and larger machines to explore the tiny subatomic world. But now, an international group of physicists has developed a technology to miniaturize particle accelerators, which could revolutionize physics and the life ...

Lessons learned from the Moore Foundation's largest and longest grants

By Karen Poiani and Elizabeth O'Neill Stanford Social Innovation Review November 19, 2015
In this month's Stanford Social Innovation Review, Karen Poiani and co-author Elizabeth O'Neill discuss lessons learned from "mega-grants." The authors define mega-grants as "commitments of tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars to single organizations, often for long periods of time."


TIn particular, they discussed the benefits ...

12-year anniversary of the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative - #Moore15

November 19, 2015

As we kick off 15 years of giving, it is fitting that on this day, 12 years ago, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation officially launched the Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative. The initiative was born out of the vision of Betty herself, stemming from her experience with preventable ...

The secrets in Greenland's ice sheet

By Jon Gertner New York Times Magazine November 18, 2015

In Sunday's New York Times Magazine, Jon Gertner highlights Moore Foundation grantee Eric Rignot and his work on understanding interactions between ice sheets and climate.

Rignot's research group investigates how the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland will respond to climate change in the coming century and how they will affect ...

ICU Consortium

Brigham and Women's tries microblogging for care continuity

By Neil Versel MedCity News November 17, 2015
Care team communication in acute care settings is fragmented, inefficient and difficult. Clinicians have to communicate over multiple platforms from email to text, even the old school pager. This often means tracking down key inpatient providers to gather information and put the pieces of the puzzle together to deliver the ...

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