Editors' Introduction

This year's Anthology focuses on learning from programs that did not work out as planned. As the Foundation's President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey observes in her foreword, at a time when foundations are becoming more aware of the need to be publicly accountable, it is important to report on programs that haven't worked, as well as those that have.

The first section of this year's Anthology is devoted to learning from programs that did not meet expectations. Chapters contained in the second section of Volume XIII provide readers with a greater understanding of how the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation operates. Section three explores Foundation-funded initiatives in addiction prevention and treatment, and the final section of the Anthology takes a look at the Foundation's programs to improve health and health care.