The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Quality/Equality team is committed to improving the quality of health care for all Americans. Specifically, we aim to help communities across the country set and achieve ambitious goals to improve the quality of health care in ways that matter to patients and their families. Our approach is shaped by what we’ve learned through extensive investments in improving chronic care and the knowledge that everyone who gets care, gives care and pays for care must work together to achieve meaningful improvement.
Our approach has four major components, each representing significant investments and multiple partners:
Aligning Forces for Quality. Aligning Forces for Quality is our signature effort to improve the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform.
Learn more about our Aligning Forces for Quality initiative and our work in these 16 communities.
Measuring Progress. We devote a substantial portion of our portfolio to research, tracking and evaluation, including:
- Using our existing research investments to assess progress in our Aligning Forces for Quality communities;
- Issuing targeted solicitations to the field to garner ideas for new interventions and tools to help spur the pace of quality change and transformation.
Transparency. Improving quality requires sharing information about what is happening inside our health care system with everyone who gets, gives or pays for care. We support greater collaboration at the federal and local levels to standardize measurement and reporting activities and to create measures that are more meaningful to patients, providers and others.
Communications. Improving health care quality begins with giving stakeholders access to timely, accurate information that they can use to make informed choices and implement change. We support communications activities at multiple levels, including:
- Targeted assistance with messaging, advocacy and engagement for local communities.
- Sharing stories and lessons learned from our regional work at the national level.
To receive email notification when RWJF releases new calls for proposals (CFPs), sign up for RWJF Funding Alert Emails or add a feed of CFPs to your news reader.
What We Don't Fund
- In keeping with Foundation policy, we will give preference to projects developed by public agencies and tax-exempt organizations.
- We do not accept unsolicited proposals for work related to quality.
- We follow Foundation-wide guidelines for what we don't fund.
For more information on the issues RWJF seeks to address, download our complete overview.