Health Affairs GrantWatch blog on Kentucky HEALTH evaluation partnership

Jennie Riley and Lynn Donaghue co-authored a GrantWatch bog post on Health Affairs: Three Lessons From A Philanthropic Partnership To Expand Evaluation Of The Kentucky HEALTH Medicaid Waiver.

Over two months in 2018, the Donaghue Foundation and the Rx Foundation assessed and responded to a request from a group of researchers based at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE) and Columbia Law School to fund two population-level surveys that would complement their independent evaluation of the 1115 Medicaid waiver (the one including “community engagement” such as work) in Kentucky.

While the results of the first survey, which seeks to understand the knowledge and beliefs of the general population in Kentucky about the state’s new and controversial Medicaid waiver program, will not be available until later in 2019, the decision to support two surveys that will enhance the results of the state-funded evaluation reinforced several lessons for us as grantmakers.

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