To Improve Health and Health Care / Edition 1

To Improve Health and Health Care / Edition 1

by Stephen L. Isaacs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470496630

ISBN-13: 9780470496633

Pub. Date: 11/02/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. Their premier annual review of public health and health care research, To Improve Health and Health Care Vol. XIII: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country.

Overview

Since 1972, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health. Their premier annual review of public health and health care research, To Improve Health and Health Care Vol. XIII: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, this volume provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. The series offers leaders educators, policy makers, and practitioners with valuable lessons for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470496633
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/02/2009
Series:
Jossey-Bass Public Health Series, #41
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Risa Lavizzo-Mourey ix

Editors' Introduction David C. Colby Stephen I. Isaacs xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Section 1 Learning from Programs that Did Not Work Out as Planned 1

1 Good Ideas at the Time: Learning from Programs that Did Not Work Out as Expected Stephen L. Isaacs David C. Colby 5

2 New Direction, Midcourse: Redesigning a Program While It's in Progress Tony Proscio 35

3 The National Health Care Purchasing Institute: A Case Study Michael H. Brown 63

4 The Role of Failure in Philanthropic Learning: A Commentary on Chapters 1-3 Robert G. Hughes 93

Section 2 Inside the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 107

5 Communications at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Turning Up the Volume, Adjusting the Frequency Frederick G. Mann David J. Morse 109

Section 3 Addiction Prevention and Treatment 139

6 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Efforts to Combat Drug Addiction James Bornemeier 145

7 Reclaiming Futures Sara Solovitch 175

8 The College Alcohol Study Lee Green 201

Section 4 Other Programs to Improve Health and Health Care 227

9 Overcoming Language Barriers to Care: Hablamos Juntos Irene M. Wielawski 229

10 MicheLee Puppets and the Fight Against Child Obesity Digby Diehl 259

The Editors 287

The Contributors 289

Index 297

Anthology Chapters by Topic, 1997 through Volume XIII 311

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