Working Today for Tomorrow's Health and Health Care
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 demonstrations projects, educational and communications activities, policy analysis, and research. This book, the second volume in a new series, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds.
The cases discussed in To Improve Health and Health Care 1998-1999, illustrate how the Foundation and its grantees have tackled some of today's key issues.
Written for health care professionals and interested members of the public, the series will offer useful lessons for leaders and educators developing plans and policies for the next century.
About the Author
STEPHEN L. ISAACS is president of the Center for Health and Social Policy, San Francisco, California. JAMES R. KNICKMAN, is vice president for research and evaluation at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Foundation Strategies: A View from the Inside
1. Core Values of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation(Steven A. Schroeder)
2. Adopting the Substance Abuse Goal: A Story of Philanthropic Decision-Making(Robert G. Hughes)
Combating Substance Abuse
3. Tobacco Policy Research(Marjorie A. Gutman, David G. Altman, Robert L. Rabin)
4. National Spit Tobacco Education Program(Leonard Koppett, Joe Garagiola)
5. Alocohol and Work: Results from a Corporate Drinking Study(Thomas W. Mangione, Jonathan Howland, Marianne Lee)
Increasing Access to Care
6. Influencing Academic Health Centers: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Experience(Lewis G. Sandy, Richard Reynolds)
Improving Chronic Care
8. Faith in Action(Paul Jellinek, Terri G. Appel, Terrance Keenan)
9. Providing CareNot Curefor Patients with Chronic Conditions(Lisa Lopez)
10. The Mental Health Services Program for Youth(Leonard Saxe, Theodore P. Cross)
11. A Balance of Interests: The Foundation's Radio and Television Grants, 1987-1997(Victoria Weisfeld)
A Look Back
12. The New Health Professionals: Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants(Terrance Keenan)