Health, Health Care, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

A Ten-Year Retrospective, 1996-2006

To mark the 10th anniversary issue of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology series, the editors wanted to take a retrospective look at how health and health care have changed in the decade between 1996 and 2006 and how the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s approach to the issues has evolved during the same time period. We decided to undertake the task ourselves, in collaboration with David Morse, the Foundation’s vice president for communications. Morse has been an active participant in the development, editing, production and distribution of the Anthology series. In addition to investigating how health, health care, and the nation’s fourth largest foundation have changed during the decade, we also were curious to find out whether external events had influenced the Foundation’s policy agenda, and if so, how.