The Foundation's program, Consumer Voices for Coverage: Strengthening State Advocacy Networks to Expand Health Coverage, was designed to support state-based consumer health advocacy networks to increase their capacity to participate in health care reform efforts with key stakeholders, such as businesses, hospitals, insurers, providers and government officials.This grant will support an evaluation of the Consumer Voices for Coverage (CVC) program. CVC will provide grants in up to 10 states to establish state-based consumer health advocacy networks, elevate the consumer voice in state health care reform debates, and achieve policy outcomes that expand health care coverage. The evaluation is designed to monitor and evaluate the success of this initiative, as well as to disseminate findings. The project is consistent with the Foundation's desire to evaluate the effectiveness of its programs and to determine the impact of RWJF grantmaking efforts. CVC is a key component of the Foundation's Coverage Team's strategic objective of pushing for public and private expansions of coverage. The evaluation's deliverables will include a final evaluation plan, briefs for internal and external audiences about early findings, and important developments, interim and final reports highlighting important lessons and ongoing communication of findings with RWJF staff, the program's National Program Office, and grantees.
Amount Awarded $996,882.00
Awarded on: 9/24/2007
Time frame: 10/1/2007 - 3/31/2011
Grant Number: 63275