The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology series is a collaborative effort, and we owe a debt of gratitude to the many people who have worked with us in the editing and production of Volume VIII. Within the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, David Morse, especially, has been an invaluable partner. An active participant from beginning to end, he has brought thoughtfulness, sound judgment and creativity to the project. In addition to writing the foreword, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey reviewed all the chapters and made valuable suggestions for their improvement. Ayorkor Gaba did an outstanding job of pulling together materials and helping us in a variety of other ways, as did her successor, Katherine Muessig. Molly McKaughan’s editorial review of the chapters led to improvement in all of them. Deborah Malloy, Nancy Giordano, Sara Wilkinson, and Sherry DeMarchi made it possible for communications between San Francisco and Princeton to flow smoothly. Paul Moran, Tim Crowley, Carol Owle, Mary Castria, Carolyn Scholer, Ellen Coyote and Russ Henshaw handled financial transactions with their usual efficiency. Hope Woodhead oversaw distribution matters impeccably, and Barbara Sherwood made sure the book was always displayed in the Foundation’s lobby and got to the right people outside of the Foundation. Richard Toth and Lydia Ryba checked the accuracy of the dollar amounts and dates of all Foundation grants mentioned in the book. Hinda Feige Greenberg, Katherine Flatley, and Mary Beth Kren were of great help in identifying and finding material needed by editors and authors alike.

Beyond the Foundation, C.P. Crow again demonstrated why he is considered a legendary editor. Carolyn Shea continued to be an extraordinary fact checker. Lauren MacIntyre converted hand-marked edited copy into printed text with amazing speed and accuracy. At Health Policy Associates, Elizabeth Dawson was a trusted colleague in all aspects of editing and producing the Anthology and Greta McKinney performed her bookkeeping duties conscientiously, as usual.

A number of people reviewed individual chapters, and we wish to acknowledge their contribution. The reviewers included Bobbie Berkowitz, Carol Chang, Susan Hassmiller, James Ingram, Nancy Kaufman, Janet Malcolm, Dwayne Proctor, Pamela Russo, Steven Schroeder, Pauline Seitz, Gary Slutkin and Victoria Weisfeld.

Finally, we wish to pay special thanks to the Anthology’s outside review committee: Susan Dentzer, Frank Karel, William Morrill, Patti Patrizi, and Jonathan Showstack. Their insightful comments have been critical in maintaining the fair and balanced analysis and the high quality of the writing that has characterized the Anthology series since 1997.