Updates from Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, suggest promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in care for depression, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Since 2005, Finding Answers has awarded and managed research grants totaling $8 million to health care organizations implementing interventions aimed at reducing disparities. The funds have been used to evaluate the interventions and their potential for real world implementation.
These program updates suggest that:
The updates include a Program Overview, a video with commentary from program leaders and researchers, and a Grants Portfolio that details the goals and strategies of the 33 Finding Answers research sites, which range from rural clinics and federally qualified health centers to academic medical centers, large health systems, and insurers.