">Advanced Technology Program (ATP) within NIST encourages research in technology. Includes a healthcare informatics emphasis. (Department of Commerce) ">Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) funds research in evidence-based medicine, quality improvement, healthcare efficiency and access. ">Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health program funds advances in healthcare.(Department of Health and Human Services) ">California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) for healthcare delivery and insurance decision assistance in California. ">Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) research programs help develop, test, and implement new health care financing and payment policies. They also evaluate the impact of CMS programs on beneficiaries, providers, States, and other customers and partners. The scope of these activities embraces all areas of health care: costs, access, quality, service delivery models, and financing and payment approaches. (Department of Health and Human Services) ">Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program to encourage and improve the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related technologies for rural communities to improve access to education or health care. (Department of Agriculture) ">Epidemiology Program Office (EPO) for public health surveillance, collection of statistics and epidemiology data, outbreak prevention. (Department of Health and Human Services) ">Foundation of Research and Education (American Health Information Management Association) for advances in health information management. ">Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) , through the ">Bureau of Primary Health Care, through the ">Healthy Community Access Program for healthcare access improvements through efficiencies and private sector participation;"> Office of the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) for telemedicine projects. (Department of Health and Human Services) ">Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds training, education and research toward increased effectiveness of healthcare delivery. The foundation's ">Health e-Technologies Initiative funds research in eHealth applications toward health behavior improvement and better chronic disease management. ">Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation funds research and surveys of public health issues ">Joseph H. Kanter Foundation assistance with outcomes research and public understanding toward quality improvements and reduction of medical errors. ">W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Health Progam innovations in design, delivery and oversight toward better access to healthcare. ">Markle Foundation for application of information and communication technology by consumers toward improved health. ">National Library of Medicine (NLM) Office of External Programs funds development of health information tools through ">Resource Support for Information Management grant programs. (Department of Health and Human Services) ">Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR): Funding for small businesses performing healthcare informatics R&D toward commercialization. (Small Business Administration) ">Technology Opportunities Program (TOP) for public safety, healthcare delivery and economic development. (Department of Commerce) ">Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) for projects that support delivery of healthcare to military personnel. (Department of Defense) ">Universal Service Fund for connectivity and internet access for nonprofit providers.