RWJF Releases

RWJF Content Alert - Year in Research: Wisdom in Crowds?

Publication Date: 
January 26, 2010

Dear Colleague:

For the second time, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation opened its doors for our Year in Research online voting initiative where the public voted for their top articles from a list of 21 nominated contenders. The response was wonderful. More than 900 people cast votes. Voters hailed from 48 states and the District of Columbia. The largest percentages of voters were from the states of Washington (25%) and Connecticut (8.5%). Now, we want to know whether the crowd missed important themes or articles. 

RWJF Content Alert - In Many Regions, Assisted Living Options are Needed, but Not Found

Publication Date: 
January 5, 2010

In Many Regions, Assisted Living Options are Needed, but Not Found - Study Shows Assisted Living Facilities Are More Prevalent in Areas With Higher Income, Education Levels

RWJF Content Alert - Vote for the Year in Research

Publication Date: 
December 8, 2009

Vote for the Year in Research

At the end of each year, David C. Colby, Ph.D., vice president of research and evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), posts a list of 10 influential research articles—the RWJF Year in Research.

RWJF Content Alert – The Individual Insurance Market

Publication Date: 
June 1, 2008

This synthesis presents findings from a group of projects exploring various aspects of the individual insurance market. They were funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative throughout the past decade. Topics include:

RWJF Content Alert – Addressing Rising Health Care Costs: A Complex Diagnosis

Publication Date: 
November 2, 2009

As policymakers consider various measures to contain health care costs, a group of experts recently gathered to share insights on what drives increases in expenses. The meeting was convened by AcademyHealth and sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative. Moderated by Robert Berenson, M.D., Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute, researchers discussed HCFO-supported research on cost containment. Experts presenting research included:

RWJF Content Alert – An Analysis of the Distribution of Cost-Sharing Levels in Individual and Small-Group Coverage

Publication Date: 
July 20, 2009

When talking about health reform, many policymakers say their goal is to allow Americans who are happy with their coverage to retain their existing plan, or to obtain coverage that is at least equivalent in terms of benefits. To meet this goal, they must understand how benefits packages are structured. While much attention has been paid to large group policies, little attention has been paid to how health benefits are structured for individuals purchasing health care coverage in the small group or individual markets.

RWJF Content Alert – Public Perspective on Health Delivery System Reforms

Publication Date: 
June 22, 2009

Recent public opinion polls, surveys and town hall meetings consistently show broad support for federal health care reform—though identifying the public’s opinion on the specific policies that may comprise health reform is difficult. Developing a deeper understanding of consumers’ preferences and misconceptions about health care is critical as policy-makers attempt to pass health reforms.

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