December 2002

Grant Results

SUMMARY

Grantmakers In Health, Washington, held a one-day meeting on October 31, 2001 on grantmaking opportunities to make health professions education more relevant to health care delivery and population health.

Key Results

  • Attended by 27 grantmakers, researchers, and professionals working in the field (see the Appendix for a list of meeting participants), the meeting focused on the demands created by changes in demography and the health care delivery system. Ed O'Neil, Ph.D., of the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California at San Francisco delivered the keynote presentation entitled "Setting the Context" (see the Bibliography for conference details).
  • Project staff produced and disseminated a background paper for attendees, which they later revised to incorporate insights from the meetings. The 34-page brief entitled Training the Health Workforce of Tomorrow covers the topics:
    • Improving access to care in underserved areas.
    • Improving diversity in the health work force.
    • Addressing the nursing shortage.
    • Improving competency in the care of the elderly.

    It also includes quantitative and qualitative information on these issues and strategies for addressing work force problems.

    Grantmakers In Health disseminated the revised paper to some 1,500 grantmakers and 35 national experts on work force issues, and included the insert "Promoting Diversity in the Health Workforce" in its newsletter, the GIH Bulletin.

Funding
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided partial support for the meeting through a $10,000 grant between August 2001 and November 2001.

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GRANT DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Project

Issue Dialogue on Grantmaking Opportunities to Improve the Relevance of Health Professions Education to Population Health

Grantee

Grantmakers in Health (GIH) (Washington,  DC)

  • Amount: $ 10,000
    Dates: August 2001 to November 2001
    ID#:  042957

Contact

Lauren LeRoy, Ph.D.
(202) 452-8331
lleroy@gih.org

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APPENDICES


Appendix 1

(Current as of the time of the grant; provided by the grantee organization; not verified by RWJF.)

Meeting Participants

Gary B. Allen
President
The Health Trust
San Jose, Calif.

Sarajane Brittis
Program Officer
The John A. Hartford Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Susan R. Bunting
President
The Foundation for Seacoast Health
Portsmouth, N.H.

Jeannette M. Corbett
President
The Quantum Foundation
West Palm Beach, Fla.

Linda DeWolf
Vice President
The VHA Health Foundation
Irving, Texas

Julie Farkas
Program Officer
The Consumer Health Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Vanessa Northington Gamble
Vice President
The Division of Community and Minority Programs
The Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, D.C.

Jerry Johnson
Interim Chair
The Division of Geriatric Medicine
The University of Pennsylvania
The Ralston-Penn Center
Philadelphia, Pa.

Lynda Joseph
Trustee
The Campbell-Hoffman Foundation
Great Falls, Va.

Christopher Langston
Program Officer
The John A. Hartford Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Terri Langston
Program Officer
The Public Welfare Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Jane Isaacs Lowe
Senior Program Officer
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, N.J.

Lisa Miller
Senior Program Officer
The Bingham Program
Augusta, Maine

Janet M. Morgan
Director of Community Outreach
The Northwest Health Foundation
Portland, Ore.

Kerry O'Donnell
President
The Maurice Falk Medical Fund
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Edward O'Neil
Director
The Center for Health Professions
The University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif.

Lee-Lee Prina
Associate Editor
Grant Watch
Health Affairs
Bethesda, Md.

Alicia Procello
Program Officer
The California Wellness Foundation
Woodland Hills, Calif.

Donna I. Regenstreif
Senior Program Officer
The John A. Hartford Foundation
New York, N.Y.

Anne Schwartz
Vice President
Grantmakers in Health
Washington, D.C.

Samuel Shekar
Associate Administrator
The Bureau of Health Professions
The Health Resources and Services Administration
Rockville, Md.

Allen Smart
Senior Program Officer
The Rapides Foundation
Alexandria, La.

Julie Sochalski
Assistant Professor
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pa.

Larry Stepnik
The Severyn Group
Ashburn, Va.

Suzette Wexner
President
The Palm Healthcare Foundation
West Palm Beach, Fla.

Chris Wiant
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Caring for Colorado Foundation
Denver, Colo.

Gary L. Yates
President and Chief Executive Officer
The California Wellness Foundation
Woodland Hills, Calif.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Current as of date of this report; as provided by grantee organization; not verified by RWJF; items not available from RWJF.)

Articles

Grantmakers in Health (GIH), "Promoting Diversity in the Health Workforce." The GIH Bulletin. November 19, 2001.

Reports

Grantmakers in Health (GIH), Training the Health Workforce of Tomorrow. Washington, D.C.: Grantmakers in Health, 2002.

Sponsored Conferences

"Issue Dialogue: Training the Health Workforce of Tomorrow," Grantmakers in Health (GIH), October 31, 2001, Washington, D.C. Attended by 27 grantmakers, researchers, and professionals working in the field. Examples of organizations represented include the Health Trust, the University of Pennsylvania, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Bureau of Health Professions. One keynote presentation and two panels.

Keynote Presentations

  • Ed O'Neil, the Center for the Health Professions, the University of California at San Francisco (San Francisco, Calif.), "Setting the Context."

Panels

  • "Where Have We Been? What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going?" Vanessa Northington Gamble, the Association of American Medical Colleges (Washington, D.C.); Jerry Johnson, the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.); Julie Sochalski, the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Philadelphia, Pa.); and Samuel Shekar, the Bureau of Health Professions, the Health Resources and Services Administration (Rockville, Md.).
  • "Grantmakers Respond," Susan R. Bunting, the Foundation for Seacoast Health (Portsmouth, N.H.); Janet M. Morgan, the Northwest Health Foundation (Portland, Ore.); Christopher Langston, the John A. Hartford Foundation (New York, N.Y.); and Jane Isaacs Lowe, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, N.J.).

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Report prepared by: Jan Hempel
Reviewed by: Antonia Sunderland
Reviewed by: Marian Bass
Program Officer: Jane Isaacs Lowe
Program Officer: James R. Knickman

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