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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Finding Answers: Disparities Re-
search for Change program funds evaluation of interventions to reduce racial and ethnic
disparities in cardiovascular disease, depression, and diabetes. Of the 177 applications re-
ceived in 2006, the most prevalent proposed interventions were patient or provider educa-
tion (57 percent), community health workers (25 percent), case management (24 percent),
integrated health care (24 percent), and cultural modification (24 percent). Policy interven-

tions, including pay-for-performance (P4P) incentives, were lacking. The eleven grantees

target patients, providers, patient-provider communication, health care organizations, and

communities in innovative ways. We identify important future research questions.