Health of the Public: An Academic Challenge

The program, Health of the Public: An Academic Challenge, supported by the Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, was designed to re-direct academic health centers toward strategies that address major deficiencies in the health care system.This grant provides co-funding, with Pew Charitable Trusts, a successor program to Health of the Public Program (HOP) initiated in 1986 by Pew and Rockefeller Foundation. (The Rockefeller Foundation is considering a proposal to fund a parallel program to support activities in countries outside the U.S.) Funds will be used to support up to 30 academic health centers (AHCs) in the U.S. for three-year grants ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 per year, administrative costs of the National Program Office including communication activities and annual meetings. The grants will support high leverage projects and key change agents in AHCs in activities such as: (1) involvement in state-level health reform activities; (2) development of new community-based service models designed to maximize the health of a defined population in the community; and (3) curriculum reforms designed to ensure competencies in population-based subjects such as clinical prevention for all health professional students. The program provides an opportunity to combine the resources of three of the nation's largest foundations to help stimulate a broadening of the mission of AHCs to become more responsive to the health needs of populations and communities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $3,899,833.00

Awarded on: 10/23/1992

Time frame: 11/1/1992 - 6/30/1998

Grant Number: 20933


University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

500 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, 94143-2203


Jonathan A. Showstack
Project Director