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To Improve Health and Health Care 2001: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology



To Improve Health and Health Care 2001: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology

Stephen L. Isaacs (Editor), James R. Knickman (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-787-95276-1 September 2000 Jossey-Bass 288 Pages


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 2001, the fourth 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 2001 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 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this volume includes chapters on
* Emerging priorities of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
* The Foundation's communications activities
* Children's health initiatives
* Approaches to managed care
* Acute and long-term care for the elderly
* Workers' compensation
* Community radio and health
* Perinatal care
* Dental care
* Partnerships with national foundations
Foreword by Steven A. Schroeder.

Introduction by Stephen L. Isaacs and James R. KnickmanAcknowledgments.

Inside the Foundation.

1. Expanding the Focus of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health as an Equal Partner to Health Care by J. Michael McGinnis and Steven A. Schroeder.

2. 'Getting the Word Out': A Foundation Memoir and Personal Journey by Frank Karel.


3. Children's Health Initiatives by Sharon Begley and Ruby Hearn.

4. The Changing Approach to Managed Care by Janet Firshein and Lewis Sandy.

5. Integrating Acute and Long-term Care for the Elderly by Joseph Alper and Rosemary Gibson.

6. The Workers' Compensation Health Initiative by Allard Dembe and Jay Himmelstein.

7. Sound Partners for Community Health by Digby Diehl.

A Look Back.

8. The Regionalized Perinatal Care Program by Marguerite Holloway.

9. Improving Dental Care by Paul Brodeur.

Collaboration with other Philanthropies.

10. Partnership Among National Foundations: Between Rhetoric and Reality by Stephen Isaacs and John Rodgers.