Identifying and Understanding Benchmarks of Success among Community Health Systems Improvement Initiatives

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation staff seek to learn more about benchmarks for success at different stages of community coalition implementation, and the likelihood of success in achieving community health improvement outcomes. The Work Group for Community Health and Development has been awarded a grant to lead a systematic review of literature and relevant data from community investments.  This comprehensive scan and subsequent data analysis will shed light on benchmarks for success. Work Group researchers will identify working assumptions and hypotheses about what may or may not facilitate success, collect data from a diverse set of community health improvement initiatives, and examine those data for deeper understanding of what is known and not yet known about the structure and functioning of community health improvement initiatives. Findings from this investigation should inform how funders structure, support, and evaluate community health improvement initiatives. Ultimately, this project should make the case for needed levels of investment to yield improvements in community health.

Photo of Dr. Vincent T. Francisco.

Principal Investigator: Vincent Francisco


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