Establishing a system to monitor measures of health care and population health

The goal of this project is to establish an online dashboard on the Foundation's website ( for monitoring state-level changes in key measures of health and health care. The project will establish a system of priority measures within six domains (covering the uninsured; bringing down health care spending; improving quality, value and equality of health care; preventing disease and promoting healthier lifestyles; strengthening public health; and addressing the social determinants of health) that can be measured comparably across all 50 states and the District of Columbia over time. The dashboard will contribute to a better understanding of the nation's progress toward improving health and health care and the factors that contribute to that progress. It will also provide a tool to track progress on the key issues of concern for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This work will be a key component of the Foundation's new Enterprise-level policy strategy.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $599,985.00

Awarded on: 3/3/2011

Time frame: 3/15/2011 - 5/14/2014

Grant Number: 68722


University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Mayo Mail Code 197
420 Delaware Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455-0381


Lynn A. Blewett
Project Director


Julie J. Sonier
Project Director