Dartmouth Atlas Project
This program received support from the Foundation between 2004 and 2013.
Increasing understanding about the effectiveness of America's health care system.
The Dartmouth Atlas documents variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States.
The project uses Medicare data to provide information about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. Data made accessible through the Dartmouth Atlas enables comparison in the effectiveness and efficiency of states, regions, individual hospitals and associated physicians in treating chronically ill patients.
From 1994-2007, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported the Dartmouth Atlas through funding for the Medicare database, analyses by project investigators, and the production of research reports.
This research has helped increase understanding of our health care system among policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others, and form the foundation for many ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America.
Grants and Grant Programs
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Dartmouth Atlas Project
April 18, 2011
The overarching objective of the Dartmouth Atlas is to report local and regional variation in the performance of U.S. health care to policymakers and health systems and to provide interpretation of unwarranted variation that can guide policy.
ReportThe Dartmouth Atlas of Children's Health Care in Northern New England
December 11, 2013
Where children live affects the health care they receive—sometimes receiving too little care but other times getting unnecessary imaging tests.
BriefTrends in Cancer Care Near the End of Life
September 4, 2013
This Atlas Brief and the accompanying data released on the Dartmouth Atlas web site report the latest findings on end-of-life cancer care.
Strengthening the role of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care in improving health care under health reform, 2011-2014
Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 2011
This funding will continue support for the Dartmouth Atlas Project (DAP) in documenting and reporting local and regional variations in the performance of the U.S. health care system. Further, it will continue support for DAP in providing interpretation of this variation for policy-makers, health care leaders and the research community to further the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's goal of improved quality in health care.
Strengthening the role of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care in improving health care under health reform
Tue Nov 16 00:00:00 EST 2010
This funding will continue support for the Dartmouth Atlas Project in documenting and reporting local and regional variations in the performance of the U.S. health care system and providing interpretation of this variation for policy makers, health care leaders and the research community, to further the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's goal of improved quality in health care.
Strategic communications for the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care project, 2010-2013
Sat Nov 13 00:00:00 EST 2010
This grant supports communications efforts for the Dartmouth Atlas Project (DAP), which, through its current renewal, will continue to document and report local and regional variations in the performance of the U.