Current and Past Funders


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding for the 2012 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.

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California HealthCare Foundation

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

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Fannie E. Rippel Foundation

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. The Foundation works actively with them to explore and implement innovative initiatives to improve health outcomes for all Americans.

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Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. They are recognized as one of the leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans in the United States. Their 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.

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Markle Foundation

Markle works to realize the potential of information technology to address previously intractable public problems, for the health and security of all Americans. Markle collaborates with innovators and thought leaders from the public and private sectors whose expertise lies in the areas of information technology, privacy, civil liberties, health, national security, and economic security

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.

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New America Foundation

New America is nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the U.S. New America emphasizes work that is responsive to the changing conditions and problems of our 21st century information-age economy, an era shaped by transforming innovation and wealth creation, but also by shortened job tenures, longer life spans, mobile capital, financial imbalances, and rising inequality.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Support for the Lown Institute is provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation

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.