Participation by New Jersey medical schools in residency training programs in managed care

Although the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation became a national philanthropy in 1972 and has operated on a national scale since then, it also has continued funding a limited number of local institutions and projects in the New Brunswick area and throughout New Jersey. It does so in part to honor the legacy of its founder, and in part to recognize the special responsibilities to the communities and the state in which it is located.This grant project will enable residents from two Robert Wood Johnson Medical School campuses--New Brunswick and Camden--to receive training in the provision of quality practice within managed care organizations (MCOs). The training program is part of a larger effort by the Partnerships for Quality Education (PQE), Boston, under the leadership of Gordon Moore, M.D., M.P.H., who served as the Medical Director of the Harvard-Pilgrim Health Plan. The purpose of the initiative is to bring academic medicine and managed care organizations together to train primary care physicians to deliver high-quality, cost-effective health care. Currently PQE has funded eight lead partnerships that are creating educational models to train resident physicians in delivering high-quality managed care. Additionally, each partnership is focusing on specific goals, and will serve as a resource and guide for emerging partnerships. A recent call for proposals by PQE resulted in 70 proposals nationwide, for which PQE is seeking funding. Twenty-five are being funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Dr. Moore is seeking support for the remainder from other partners such as: Commonwealth, California HealthCare, and W.K. Kellogg. RWJF was asked to support the proposals from the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School campuses--New Brunswick and Camden. Foundation funds will support the costs of two residents from each school.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $31,615.00

Awarded on: 2/26/1998

Time frame: 3/1/1998 - 2/29/2000

Grant Number: 33781


Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Inc.

93 Worcester Street
Wellesley, 02148-3609


Gordon T. Moore
Project Director