Producing policy-relevant evidence to advance the Future of Nursing initiative -- University of California, San Francisco, 2012-2013

The Foundation's Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative was designed to provide funding for interdisciplinary studies that address critical gaps in what is known about nursing quality and for the synthesis, translation, and dissemination of results to key stakeholders.This funding will support a research manager for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (CFA) initiative. Joanne E. Spetz, PhD, professor, Institute for Health Policy Studies and the School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, will produce a range of targeted, timely research products that directly address questions posed by the CFA's partners and stakeholders and that assess the impact of efforts to advance recommendations in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. This grant will support several activities, including the timely production of a series of products (e.g., charts, tables, reports and research briefs) that address specific questions posed by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) leaders and CFA staff and its partners seeking information to guide strategic activities. Additionally, Spetz will participate in a series of group calls, contributing her own health and health care expertise, as well as her familiarity with published literature and knowledge of the expertise and work of others, to answer important questions. RWJF will also ask her to create timely, brief emails or memos in response to targeted questions posed by the CFA director or research director. Given her expertise, RWJF may also ask Spetz and her team to specifically address questions related to nursing-workforce issues; the supply of nurses; the relationship between nursing and patient outcomes, health economics and health policy; and other topics relating to the IOM report.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $50,000.00

Awarded on: 4/11/2012

Time frame: 4/15/2012 - 4/14/2013

Grant Number: 69986


University of California, San Francisco

513 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, 94143-2205


Joanne E. Spetz
Project Director