Examining how institutions, alliances and policy feedback influence U.S. health care reforms

The Foundation's Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research Program was designed to produce major works from senior and new investigators that would add to the health policy field's knowledge base.The purpose of this project is to challenge investigators to think creatively about the most important problems affecting American health care, and contribute to the broad intellectual foundation of future health care policy. This project--one of ten selected under the first round of the Program--will examine major episodes of actual or attempted health care reforms from the 1930s to the 1990s, and analyze changes and continuities in institutional contexts, political alliances, and policy feedbacks. The investigator will produce publications from this research that will offer a comprehensive analysis of what has happened, or failed to happen, in U.S. health care politics, along with lessons for contemporary health policy makers.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $184,022.00

Awarded on: 12/17/1993

Time frame: 7/1/1994 - 6/30/1998

Grant Number: 23490


Harvard University

8 Garden Street
Cambridge, 02138-3630


Theda Skocpol
Project Director