Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Finding Answers program

The Foundation's program, Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change, is a multifaceted initiative designed to use research and evaluation to test hypothetical solutions for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care settings and actual disparity reduction outcomes in ongoing programs.Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change discovers new and innovative interventions to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the health care of cardiovascular disease, depression and diabetes. During the third program year Finding Answers will continue to support and monitor its first 11 grantees and host its first annual grantee meeting. Additionally, the program will complete its second round grantee selection process. In addition to administering the grantee program, Finding Answers will publish a systematic review of literature regarding racial and ethnic health care disparities interventions as a supplement to the October 2007 issue of "Medical Care Research and Review." Review findings will be strategically disseminated to researchers, leaders in health care, and potential grant applicants and collaborators. The program also plans to increase its visibility and encourage health care systems to address racial and ethnic gaps in care through communication efforts. Finding Answers will partner with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago to provide technical support to four organizations showing innovation, but lacking competitiveness in the first round of grant proposals. The program's success will be measured by current grantee progress; the quantity and quality of round 2 full proposals received and funded; and traffic to and usage of program telephone, email, and website. The expansion of racial and ethnic health disparities intervention research will continue at the University of Chicago through the ongoing development of a core university-wide Health Disparities Program based in the Center for Health and the Social Sciences.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $938,775.00

Awarded on: 7/30/2007

Time frame: 8/1/2007 - 7/31/2008

Grant Number: 55275


University of Chicago, The Pritzker School of Medicine

924 East 57th Street, Suite 104
Chicago, 60637-1455


Marshall H. Chin
Project Director