The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, measurable and timely change. For 40 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime.



The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant 1R13 HS21374-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



The California HealthCare Foundation works as a catalyst to fulfill the promise of better health care for all Californians. We support ideas and innovations that improve quality, increase efficiency, and lower the costs of care.



Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of the leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans in the United States. Our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.



The Mattina R. Proctor Foundation
In 1991 Mattina R. Proctor, of Camden, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts, created the foundation that bears her name. Her philanthropic interests included fields such as education, music, medical research, and public health. In the public health arena, the Foundation has sought to promote programs that focus on prevention and education as a pathway to improved public health.



The Fannie E. Rippel Foundation is a catalyst for the new ways of thinking and innovative solutions that are necessary to address the complex and growing challenges of our health system. With the simultaneous goals of better health, better care and lower costs, the Foundation actively engages leaders in and outside the sector who take a systems-based approach to health and health care re-design. We work actively with them to explore and implement innovative initiatives to improve health outcomes for all Americans.


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