Health Tracking Household Survey

The Foundation's Health Tracking initiative was designed to support efforts to understand better health system changes and how these changes affect people.RWJF funded the Center for Studying Health System Change to field four rounds of the Community Tracking Study (CTS) Household Survey which provided the policy community with timely national estimates on important issues and tracked changes in insurance, access, and family health care costs. The last round of the survey was fielded in 2003, and the health care system continues to evolve. At the same time, the number of people who lack insurance and the cost of medical care are both increasing. The time is right to measure the extent of these changes and to collect information on current policy issues by fielding a fifth round of the CTS Household Survey. This grant supports a collaborative project for the costs associated with planning, fielding, and analyzing a fifth round of the CTS Household Survey, along with a special oversample of Massachusetts residents. This project resonates well with the Foundation's goal of producing information helpful to policy makers, and it will provide many Foundation program teams with information helpful for developing their strategies. Project deliverables include a public-use version of the data and associated documentation, six to seven HSC Issue Briefs and papers, and related dissemination activities.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $2,499,786.00

Awarded on: 8/3/2006

Time frame: 8/1/2006 - 9/30/2009

Grant Number: 57849


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

600 Alexander Park
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, 08543-2393


Paul B. Ginsburg
Project Director