RWJF Program Evaluations

A collection of findings and insights from our grantmaking.

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Evaluation is a cornerstone of our approach to grantmaking and helps us explore, discover insights, and test assumptions.

The Foundation’s goal in evaluation is to learn from its grantmaking and share findings with others. RWJF wants to inform the field about what works, what doesn’t, and what was learned in the process. We continually publish an array of lessons learned from our grantmaking and long-term investments so that others can learn from both our successes and failures along the way.

Recent Content


Building a Culture of Health Through Safe and Healthy Elementary School Recess

February 1, 2017 | Brief

Playworks is a national non-profit organization that aims to help schools bring safe and healthy play to recess and the entire school day.


Evaluation of Value-Based Payment Reform

December 1, 2016 | Brief

The value-based payment approaches were evaluated by University of Washington researchers. Executive summaries of the evaluations of each of these projects examine the experiences of eleven independent multi-stakeholder initiatives in eight states


Evolution of Outreach

November 20, 2015 | Report

An evaluation of Enroll America's national outreach campaign to get uninsured individuals enrolled in health insurance finds that the campaign has sustained and expanded its outreach to maximize enrollment.

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