Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change

Scott Cook and Marshall ChinIn 2005, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change to conduct systematic reviews of the health disparities literature and to seek and evaluate innovative projects aimed at reducing racial and ethnic health care disparities. Finding Answers funds program evaluations in 33 health care organizations across the country. We are evaluating a variety of intervention strategies in different health care settings to find out what works—and what does not—to improve care.

Finding Answers focuses our research on interventions targeting diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and depression because the evidence of racial and ethnic disparities in these conditions is strong and the recommended standards of care are clear.  The program disseminates information via publications and conferences as well as traditional and social media.  Finding Answers also provides technical assistance to health care systems around the country so they can incorporate successful strategies to reduce health and health care into their quality improvement efforts.

Funding Source: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


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Director: Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH
Deputy Director: Scott Cook, PhD
Assistant Deputy Director: Kevin Lamarr James, PhD
Research Team: Morgan Ealey; Yue Gao, MPH; Robert Nocon, MHS; Rachel DeMeester, MPH

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