About the Evaluations
Major Evaluative Topics and Questions
The evaluation, led by Judith Woodridge of Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (MPR), addresses two overarching questions:
- How effective were RWJF funds in increasing the capacity of advocacy groups at the state level?
- To what extent did consumer advocacy influence the policy process to promote health insurance coverage?
Summary of Methods
To address these questions, MPR proposed a flexible, participatory approach using mixed methods and a variety of data sources. Data collected from the 12 sites will undergo both cross-site and chronological analyses to determine program effectiveness and advocacy types associated with changes in public policy.