In September 2007, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) launched an $8.25 million national program called Health Games Research: Advancing Effectiveness of Interactive Games for Health to advance the innovation, design and effectiveness of health games and game technologies. Current funding runs through June 2012.
It works in tandem with Games for Health, another RWJF project that holds an annual Games for Conference. The conference brings together researchers, medical professionals and game developers interested in developing health games and game technologies.
This Progress Report provides a few of the accomplishments to date, the challenges the program has faced, the lessons it has learned and what the future holds.