Covering Kids & Families Access Initiative: Final Evaluation Report

This report provides formative evaluation findings from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) national program titled Covering Kids & Families – Access Initiative (CKF-AI). Supported by $4 million in Foundation funding, the program was carried out during 2003 – 2005 with 18 grantee organizations in 15 states.

The National Program Office guiding CKF-AI was the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), an organization with extensive experience in research and technical assistance to improve the quality of publicly financed health care.

The text of the report offers a thematic discussion of cross-cutting evaluation findings and lessons learned from the overall effort, with individual grantees’experience used selectively for purposes of illustration. While the bulk of this analysis focuses on results in the field, some implications for program management and grantmaking are also included.