The State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) is a National Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created in 2006 to support the evaluation of health policy reform at the state level and develop an evidence-based resource to inform health reform efforts in the future. This program report describes the history of SHARE and the impact and implications of SHARE-funded research to date.
Key goals of the grant program are to develop a coordinated approach to the study of health reform issues–particularly as they relate to the state implementation of national reform–and to produce and disseminate informative, user-friendly findings for state and federal policymakers and agencies, as well as leading researchers.
SHARE operates out of the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), an RWJF-funded research center in the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. Lynn Blewett, Ph.D., SHADAC’s Principal Investigator and Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management, leads the implementation and management of the program.