Supporting the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement to engage business and multisector leaders to accelerate action and inform policy 2012-2015

This grant supports the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement over its initial three years. The mission of the Roundtable is to engage leaders from the public and private sectors--those leaders who do not usually think of themselves as contributors to health--to work collaboratively with health care and public health leaders in identifying opportunities to advance action, system change and policies that can improve the health of people in communities across the nation. The first objective is for the members to develop a shared view of the value of health to the nation's economy, business productivity, and better quality of life. The second objective is a common understanding that health is the product of multiple determinants, including people's physical and social environments. The third objective is the recognition that to positively influence these determinants and create conditions that foster health and reduce health care costs will require collaboration across sectors. The Roundtable members will guide the agenda and determine specific areas of opportunity for workshops that will synthesize evidence, showcase practical approaches, illuminate issues, and spur collaborative action among multiple sectors. The Roundtable will conduct up to six workshops each year, building on recent IOM reports, including many supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Unlike IOM committees, Roundtable meetings and workshops will be open to the public, and the Foundation will have two seats at the Roundtable. The primary products of the Roundtable will be summary reports from the workshops and commentaries to inform decision-makers across multiple public-sector agencies and the private sector.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,200,000.00

Awarded on: 12/18/2012

Time frame: 12/15/2012 - 12/14/2015

Grant Number: 70555


National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

500 Fifth Street, N.W.
Washington, 20001-2736


Alina Beatrice Baciu
Project Director


Rose Marie Martinez
Project Director