“Foundations often employ the twin strategies of grant making and commissioning and advancing objective policy research, but rarely do the twain meet…What if we bolstered their [grantees’s] capacity to commission their own high-quality research? And what if we also empowered these groups to select research topics that advanced our shared goals? After all, they know more about the priorities of the people most affected by health policies, and, as a result, could make more effective messengers.”
Patricia Baker and Elizabeth Krause are on the Health Affairs Grant Watch blog talking about our Integrating Health Policy Research and Advocacy Initiative, an experiment in grant making. How did that experiment turn out? You can read the post right here.