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



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

Stephen L. Isaacs (Editor), James R. Knickman (Editor), Risa Lavizzo-Mourey (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-787-99409-9 July 2007 Jossey-Bass 304 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, the Foundation 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 tenth volume in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology series, provides an in-depth look into the programs it funds. Written for policymakers and practitioners, as well as interested members of the public, the series offers valuable lessons for leaders and educators developing plans for the coming years.
Foreword: Of Hedgehogs and Flywheels (Risa Lavizzo-Mourey).

Editors’ Introduction (Stephen L. Isaacs and James R. Knickman).


Section One: A Ten-Year Retrospective.

1 Health, Health Care, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: A Ten-Year Retrospective, 1996–2006 (Stephen L. Isaacs, James R. Knickman, and David J. Morse).

Section Two: Quality of Care.

2 The Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care (Carolyn Newbergh).

3 Improving Chronic Illness Care (Irene M. Wielawski).

Section Three: Insurance Coverage.

4 Increasing Health Insurance Coverage at the Local Level: The Communities In Charge Program (Mary Nakashian).

5 The Partnership for Long-Term Care: A Public-Private Partnership to Finance Long-Term Care (Joseph Alper).

Section Four: Services for Vulnerable Populations.

6 Supportive Housing (Lee Green).

7 SPARC—Sickness Prevention Achieved Through Regional Collaboration (Paul Brodeur).

8 The Southern Rural Access Program (Digby Diehl).

Section Five: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

9 The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: 1974–2002 (Joel R. Gardner).

10 Engaging Coalitions to Improve Health and Health Care (Laura C. Leviton and Elaine F. Cassidy).

Afterword (Stephen Isaacs).

The Editors.

The Contributors.


Tables of Contents of Previous Volumes.