Researching public opinion research on RWJF priorities

Understanding how Americans think about the Foundation's priorities, as well as how their perceptions change over time, is key to achieving RWJF's goals and objectives in health and health care. Similarly, this information is of great value to policy makers as they consider the state of health policy in the U.S. This grant will provide supplemental support for a current grant to the Harvard Opinion Research Group and will help Foundation staff understand the public's priorities, monitor the success of public education and communications initiatives, and develop their strategic program plans. In addition, this supplement will support presentation of Foundation-initiated polling efforts to members of the House and Senate at the third annual Congressional Health Policy Retreat in January 2002. Deliverables include development and analysis of a full survey on public attitudes about the uninsured, quick-strike questions to inform RWJF's Health Group's National Dialogue on Health initiative, additional short-term survey questions as requested by staff, and a presentation/background chart pack for members of Congress who serve on health policy committees. Success will be measured by the work being delivered and used by the Foundation staff, by the field, and by health policy makers.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $103,550.00

Awarded on: 9/24/2001

Time frame: 10/1/2001 - 4/30/2002

Grant Number: 43438


Harvard University T. H. Chan School of Public Health

677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, 02115-6028


Robert J. Blendon
Project Director