Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Program and Evaluation Development

Lines of Responsibility

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) commitment to applying program evaluation to learn from our work to improve the health and health care of all Americans provides the underpinning for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Evaluation Series. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Program and Evaluation Development documents depict an ideal process around program evaluation. For very good reasons, the process cannot always operate this way. Therefore, these documents do not serve as process standards, but represent that which RWJF aims for in evaluation.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Program and Evaluation Development: Lines of Responsibilities chart seeks to clarify the distinct roles within the Foundation program staff team. The program officer works with the national program office and their grantees. The evaluation and communications officers work with the independent evaluation and communications contractors. Grantees must be responsive to contractors, but primarily concerning issues of evaluation and communications.