The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently announced two new funding opportunities for 2011. The Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Demonstration Projects (PAR-11-025) and the Patient Safety and Medical Liability Reform Planning Projects (PAR-11-023) support demonstration grants and planning grants that focus on: putting patient safety first and working to reduce preventable injuries; fostering better communication between doctors and their patients; ensuring that patients are compensated in a fair and timely manner for medical injuries, while also reducing the incidence of frivolous lawsuits; and reducing liability premiums. Standard application dates apply; the expiration date for both opportunities is Jan. 8, 2014.