Foundations and Their Contributions to the Shaping of Health Policy

  • Leighton E. Cluff
  • David E. Rogers


For many if not most Americans private foundations are poorly understood entities. It is generally recognized that they often award funds for work in areas of social need or cultural affairs, but how they function, or the role they play in our society, remains dim in the minds of most people. Further, as government has increasingly met social needs, some have questioned whether or not the role of private philanthropy has become insignificant, particularly in regard to health and medical care.


Health Affair Private Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Professional Training Philanthropic Organization 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leighton E. Cluff
    • 1
  • David E. Rogers
    • 1
  1. 1.The Robert Wood Johnson FoundationPrincetonUSA

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