Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, it provides funds for demonstration projects, educational and communications activities, training, policy analysis, and research. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, To Improve Health and Health Care, the seventh volume in The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology series, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policy makers and practitioners as well as interested members of the public, the series offers useful lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years. The cases discussed in To Improve Health and Health Care provide a critical analysis of the Foundation's activities and how it tackles health and health care issues.
Written by the country's leading science and medical journalists, as well as experts from universities and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this volume includes chapters on The Fighting Back Program Join Together and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Containment of Health Care Costs The Teaching Nursing Home Program The Clinical Scholars Program Increasing Minorities in the Health Professions The National Health Policy Forum The Injury Free Coalition for Kids The Homeless Prenatal Program Response to Emergencies: September 11th, Bioterrorism, and Natural Disasters
Table of Contents
Foreword (Risa Lavizzo-Mourey).Editors' Introduction: Observations on Grantmaking from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology Series (Stephen L. Isaacs and James R. Knickman).Acknowledgments.Section One: Targeted Portfolio.1. The Fighting Back Program (Irene M. Wielawski).2. Join Together and CADCA: Backing Up the Front Line (Paul Jellinek and Renie Schapiro).3. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Efforts to Contain Health Care Costs (Carolyn Newbergh).4. The Teaching Nursing Home Program (Ethan Bronner).Section Two: Human Capital Portfolio.5. The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program (Jonathan Showstack, Arlyss Anderson Rothman, Laura C. Leviton, and Lewis G. Sandy).6. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Commitment to Increasing Minorities in the Health Professions (Jane Isaacs Lowe and Constance M. Pechura).7. The National Health Policy Forum (Richard S. Frank).Section Three: Vulnerable Populations Portfolio.8. The Injury Free Coalition for Kids (Paul Brodeur).9. The Homeless Prenatal Program (Digby Diehl).Section Four: Pioneering Portfolio.10. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Response to Emergencies: September 11th, Bioterrorism, and Natural Disasters (Stephen L. Isaacs).The Editors.The Contributors.Index.
Stephen L. Isaacs is president of Health Policy Associates in San Francisco, California. James R. Knickman is vice president for research and evaluation at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.
Release date NZ
October 15th, 2003
Edited by James R. Knickman
Edited by Stephen L. Isaacs