This chapter of the Anthology, written by David C. Colby, currently vice president of Research and Evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examines the Foundation's investments in building capacity among social scientists to do health policy analysis. The series of programs analyzed by Colby underscores the Foundation's commitment to building health policy expertise among social science researchers at the nation's academic institutions. Colby traces the evolution of the Foundation's programs from its initial support of four well-established university professors; through an unsuccessful fellowship program in health care finance; to its two current, more tightly structured fellowship programs.
Interest in workforce initiatives remains strong at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—so strong, in fact, that these initiatives are considered to be “core” programs.
- 1. Foreword
- 2. Editors' Introduction
- 3. Acknowledgments
- 4. Conversations with Steven A. Schroeder
- 5. The Health Tracking Initiative
- 6. Practice Sights
- 7. The Foundation's End-of-Life Programs
- 8. The Center for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Settlement Negotiations
- 9. Helping Addicted Smokers Quit
- 10. Combating Alcohol Abuse in Northwestern New Mexico
- 11. Building Health Policy Research Capacity in the Social Sciences
- 12. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leadership Program
- 13. The Covering Kids Commmunications Campaign
- 14. The Swing-Bed Program