ABIM Foundation

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The ABIM Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation established by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in 1999. Their mission is to ‘engage in an ongoing dialogue about medical professionalism by sharing tools and resources with others who are working to build an equitable, affordable and high quality health care system.’[1]

The ABIM Foundation's work focuses on four main activities: exploring what it means for physicians to be professionals in the 21st century; stimulating physicians to become involved in quality assessment and improvement; bringing diverse groups of leaders together to enable dialogue and consensus; and promoting research of quality evaluation and improvement.

ABIM Foundation project initiatives include the Choosing Wisely[2] educational campaign and The Physician Charter, a document authored in partnership with the American College of Physicians and the European Federation of Internal Medicine.[3]

Grants and Prizes Awarded by ABIM Foundation[edit]

Putting the Charter Into Practice Grant The Putting the Charter into Practice grant provides financial support to professional medical organizations, health systems/hospitals, academic medical centers and medical practices as they work to advance medical professionalism. The ABIM Foundation has partnered with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies to advance this initiative. The goal of the grant is to facilitate the development of innovative, emerging strategies to advance appropriate health care decision-making and stewardship of health care resources.[4]


  1. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Choosing Wisely". Retrieved 13 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter", Annals of Internal Medicine 136 (3), February 5, 2002, retrieved 2013-03-02 
  4. ^ "Putting the Charter Into Practice". 

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