The purpose of this assessment is to learn the extent to which the legal analyses conducted by the Legal Barriers to Health Information project are reaching the intended audiences, the extent to which these audiences are using these analyses, and, more generally, whether these analyses allow organizations or individuals in the field to navigate around potential or perceived legal barriers to improving quality and reducing disparities in health care. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) intends to address the following research questions: Who is using the analyses developed by the Legal Barriers team? What about the analyses are useful to these audiences? How could the analyses or their distribution be improved? How did the audiences learn about Legal Barriers' analyses? How could dissemination of products be improved? Is the Legal Barriers project unique in the health care field? What can we learn from examples of similar projects in other fields? Do best practices exist that Legal Barriers can adopt or adapt? How can the team make Legal Barriers more effective? Deliverables for this project will include ongoing communication with RWJF staff to discuss findings; a written interim report and verbal briefing for RWJF staff; and a verbal briefing and final written report at the conclusion of the project.
Amount Awarded $124,961.00
Awarded on: 3/27/2012
Time frame: 3/15/2012 - 9/14/2012
Grant Number: 69896