Advancing Health Equity Leading Care, Payment, and Systems Transformation
Since our founding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2005 under the name Finding Answers, we have pursued the goal of health equity by maintaining a focused commitment to eliminating health and healthcare disparities. In 2018 we changed our name to Advancing Health Equity, but our mission remained the same – identifying practical steps to help everyone have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
Between 2005 and 2014, we managed a $16 million portfolio that funded evaluations of innovative projects across the country aimed at reducing health care disparities. We also produced numerous systematic reviews of interventions to reduce disparities. We established best practices as a leader in the field and developed the Roadmap to Reduce Disparities. Finally, we provided technical assistance to health care systems pursuing the goal of health equity.
Integrating Payment and Health Care Delivery Reforms to Achieve Health Equity
“The program fills a critical gap in our nation’s efforts to reduce and eliminate disparities in health and healthcare. It will bring state Medicaid agencies, health plans, and providers together to learn best practices to address health disparities tailored to the needs of the people they serve.”Andrea Ducas, MPH, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
“Linking incentives to outcomes helped promote a team approach to patient care and also inspired some healthy competition between the three clinic sites. After only a year of implementation, the researchers started to see significant differences in clinical quality metrics across the three locations… Staff continue to be committed to reducing disparities and improving the health of our patients.”Robin Mullet, acting program director at Fairfax County Health Care Network