Two research proposals submitted by Tom DeLeire and Donna Friedsam have been awarded grants from the State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Dr. DeLeire and Ms. Friedsam are collaborating with Lindsey Leininger, a former UW Population Health Sciences post-doctoral student and now Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and with Laura Dague, a former UW economics doctoral student now beginning a faculty position at Texas A&M University.
The RWJF grants are designed to guide states as they plan for and implement health reform strategies, including those related to state-level implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The two grant proposals awarded to this team were among only nine awards nationwide, selected out of an applicant pool of 62, demonstrating the strong interest in this team’s research and in the reforms underway in Wisconsin. The projects, both of which use data from Wisconsin’s Medicaid and BadgerCare Programs, are as follows:
This research builds on a body of work completed under various previous sponsors, resulting in several research reports, issue briefs, and peer-reviewed publications. This research team was also a grantee in the first round of RWJF SHARE in 2008, then assessing the impact of Wisconsin’s initial expansion of BadgerCare Plus to cover all kids and low-income parents.
For completed reports and papers, visit the project web site: http://uwphi.pophealth.wisc.edu/programs/health-policy/cost-coverage-access/index.htm
For more information about RWJF SHARE and its grantees, visit www.shadac.org/share.
Robert Wood Johnson Press Release: http://www.rwjf.org/coverage/product.jsp?id=74608&cid=XEM_A6214