The Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) initiative, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, strives to bridge the health policy and health services research communities by reaching two primary objectives:
- To provide public and private decision-makers with usable and timely information on health care policy, financing, and market developments, and
- To bring together the policy and research communities through significant convening, issues identification, research translation, and communication activities.
HCFO supports investigator-initiated research and policy analysis and evaluation projects examining major changes in health care financing and organization, and their effects on cost, access, and quality. This is a multi-faceted initiative that includes a number of integrated activities designed to further its objectives, including grantmaking, technical assistance, convening, issues identification, and a broad range of dissemination and communication activities such as research translation and synthesis. AcademyHealth provides overall direction and technical assistance for the program.