Evaluating the impact on public policy of foundation-sponsored programs in the health professions

Jack H. Knott, Carol S. Weissert, Rebecca C. Henry

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Abstract

The lenders of national philanthropic foundations have long been active in informing public policy makers about their organizations' accomplishments and lessons learned in health care and other issues. The public policy context also is seen increasingly as an important factor influencing changes in the health care market. This article outlines how public policy was monitored and evaluated in a recent initiative in health care by a prominent national foundation. The markers of policy change in the evaluation of this initiative represented a mixture of the initiative's efforts to inform policy makers, the success the participant projects had in making policy makers aware of the initiative's goals, and actual changes in policy outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-357
Number of pages16
JournalEvaluation and the Health Professions
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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