Information for Providers

Loss Prevention Grant Application

Lifespan Risk Services has been recognizing leaders and change agents in our system by providing funding for innovative efforts to reduce liability exposure through education and research projects for many years. The core purpose of the Loss Prevention Grant Fund is to decrease liability, while improving quality of care and patient safety. Applications for this grant are open to all Lifespan employees and eligible affiliated physicians.

This year priority will be given to proposals focused on multidisciplinary/multi-departmental/multi-affiliate strategies aiming at reducing diagnostic/treatment errors, omissions, delays, and care communication. The Loss Prevention Grant Fund provides a source of funding for projects relating to the following: 

  • Professional liability (malpractice): Liability incurred as a result of errors in performing professional clinical services. In recognition that practitioner wellness affects professional practice and patient outcomes, grants related to this topic are encouraged. 
  • General liability: Liability related to premises, operations, and products.
  • Patient and staff safety efforts: Liability related to processes and/or systems that impact the way we care for our patients and families. 

Funds that are awarded are to be used in the one-year grant fund period and are not intended to cover capital purchases, ongoing operational expenses or to fund permanent positions.  

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, May 20, 2022, at 5 p.m. If you have questions about this form, please contact Christina Gomes-Ferreira at 401-444-8251 or by email at

Applicant Information

Applicant Name
Name of Assistant

Project Information

Proposal Topic

Introduction/Definition of the Problem

Describe the potential loss exposure and why this represents a risk to Lifespan. Include frequency of incident, frequency of claims, cost of past losses and any other relevant data.

Project Description

Explain how funding would be used, what will be accomplished, and the results expected. State the objectives, how they will be monitored; include specific activities that will take place, responsible staff and timelines (not to exceed 12 months).

Anticipated Outcome(s)

Provide a clear statement of outcomes that will be achieved. There must be an identifiable and quantifiable benefit resulting from the grant. 
Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time Bound Data Source Operations
What needs to be accomplished? Who is responsible? What are the action steps?
How will success toward meeting the goal be measured?
Are goals realistic and achieved in specified amt of time?
Are goals aligned with task/project?
Goals have a clearly defined timeframe.
Where is data obtained from?


Any expenses associated with the project, including salary expense by type of position and fringe benefits, itemized costs of consultants, supplies, equipment, etc., where applicable. Show any in-kind resources that you will contribute to the project. If salary expenses are included, clearly describe how continuation will be funded after the grant period.

The Senior Leadership/Supporting Departments Acknowledgement Form (PDF) must be completed, signed, and returned to to Valerie Till at or fax to 401-444-8963.

  • Please identify any potential support required from any other departments on the Senior Leadership/Supporting Departments Acknowledgement Form. (List Department) VP signatures acknowledging that department’s ability to support the project is required.  

Letters of support should be addressed to Loss Prevention Risk Management Specialist, Christina Gomes-Ferreira, at

I understand that if awarded a grant and I become aware of any reason that will prevent fulfillment of the project, I will notify the Loss Prevention Risk Management Specialist immediately by email, Christina Gomes-Ferreira, (phone: 444-8251).