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To Improve Health and Health Care: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology, Volume XII

ISBN: 978-0-470-32506-3
272 pages
October 2008, Jossey-Bass
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To further its mission of improving the health and health care of all Americans, the RWJF strives to foster innovation, develop ideas, disseminate information, and enable committed people to devote their energies to improving the nation's well-being. As part of the Foundation's efforts to inform the public, To Improve Health and Health Care, the on-going anthology of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policy makers and practitioners, the series offers valuable lessons for developing plans for the coming years.
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Foreword (Risa Lavizzo-Mourey).

Editors’ Introduction (Stephen L. Isaacs and David C. Colby).


Section One: Expanding Health Insurance Coverage 1.

1. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Politics of Health Care Reform: Communications, Advocacy, and Policy Development (James A. Morone).

2. Research on Health Insurance Coverage (Carolyn Newbergh).

3. Enrolling Eligible People in Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (Irene M. Wielawski).

Section Two: Philanthropy and Public Policy.

4. Shaping Public Policy as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Approach (James S. Marks and Joseph Alper).

Section Three: Programs.

5. Improving Health Care in Rural America (Lee Green).

6. The Catholic Social Services Outreach Project(Digby Diehl).

7. Helping Former Prisoners Reenter Society: The Health Link Project (Will Bunch).

8. Community-Based Dental Education: The Pipeline, Profession & Practice Program (Paul Brodeur).

9. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Efforts to Address Pediatric Asthma (Alexis D. Levy).

The Editors.

The Contributors.


Anthology Chapters by Topic, 1997 through Volume XI.

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Stephen L. Isaacs is a partner of Isaacs/Jellinek and president of Health Policy Associates in San Francisco, California.

David C. Colby is vice president for research and evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey.

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