DNP Health News / Policy / Organizations
The health research foundations below offer in-depth analysis and reports in addition to funding research.
- AARP AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning. We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services.
- American Academy of Nursing The Academy serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge.
- American Academy of Sciences Mission Statement: Distribute scientific information to public Organize academic exchanges among scientists Promote engineering and commercial applications of important scientific findings Advise governments and the United Nations on important issues such as science development, human health, and global environment Elect AAS Academicians and AAS Fellows Award the AAS Prize
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), a unique asset for the nation, serves the public interest by setting standards, providing resources, and developing the leadership capacity of member schools to advance nursing education, research, and practice.
- American Nurses Association The ANA Enterprise is the platform for empowering nurses everywhere. Through the united strength of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation, the ANA Enterprise makes the voice of nurses heard.
- American Nurses Foundation Research Grant The American Nurses Foundation Nursing Research Grants Program was founded almost 60 years ago to encourage the research career development of nurses. This program continues
- American Organization for Nursing Leadership As the national professional organization of more than 9,800 nurse leaders, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) is the voice of nursing leadership in health care. Previously known as the American Organization for Nurse Executives (AONE), the organization changed its name in 2019 to better align with its core mission and vision. Mission -To shape health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership. Vision - Nursing leadership—one voice advancing health.
- Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) IHI was officially founded in 1991, but our work began in the late 1980s as part of the National Demonstration Project on Quality Improvement in Health Care, led by Dr. Don Berwick and a group of visionary individuals committed to redesigning health care into a system without errors, waste, delay, and unsustainable costs. Since then, we’ve grown from an initial collection of grant-supported programs to a self-sustaining organization with worldwide influence.
- John A. Hartford Foundation "It is necessary to carve from the whole vast spectrum of human needs one small band that the heart and mind together tell you is the area in which you can make your best contribution.” This has been the guiding philosophy of the John A. Hartford Foundation since its establishment in 1929. With funds from the bequests of its founders, John A. Hartford and his brother George L. Hartford, both former chief executives of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (the A&P grocery chain), the John A. Hartford Foundation seeks to make its best contribution by supporting efforts to improve the care of older Americans.
- Kaiser Family Foundation “Since we began in 1991, our goal has been to build an institution that plays a special role as a trusted source of information in a health care world dominated by vested interests. That institution-building process continues today.” – Drew Altman, Ph.D. President and CEO One of Henry Kaiser’s favorite sayings was “find a need and fill it,” and that’s what the Foundation has tried to do. While the Foundation was established in 1948, it is in a sense a relatively young organization. Under the leadership of CEO Drew Altman, Kaiser was completely remade from the ground up beginning in 1991, with the mission, staff expertise, programs, operating foundation legal status and operating style it is known for today.
- Leapfrog Group Mission Statement To trigger giant leaps forward in the safety, quality and affordability of U.S. health care by using transparency to support informed health care decisions and promote high-value care.
- National Academy of Medicine Founded in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) in the United States. Operating under the 1863 Congressional charter of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that work outside of government to provide objective advice on matters of science, technology, and health. Our mission: To improve health for all by advancing science, accelerating health equity, and providing independent, authoritative, and trusted advice nationally and globally. Our vision: A healthier future for everyone.
- Rand Corporation Health Research RAND advances understanding of health and health behaviors and examines how the organization and financing of care affect costs, quality, and access. RAND's body of research includes innovative studies of health insurance, health care reform, health information technology, and women's health, as well as topical concerns such as obesity, complementary and alternative medicine, and PTSD in veterans and survivors of catastrophe.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation From our inception, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been driven by a continuous cycle of research, evaluation and learning. We fund sound, objective analysis to help expand the evidence in our fields of interest, identify gaps and opportunities, and set targets and goals. We evaluate our programs to determine what is working, what isn’t and why. We explore cutting-edge ideas in health and health care—as well as in other fields and industries. We also learn from promising models and approaches from other countries that could be adapted to work in the United States. We report key insights from our successes and failures, and engage in frank dialogue with our grantees and other experts. Together, we determine how best to achieve a meaningful impact, and ensure our strategies remain effective as the nation’s health challenges continue to evolve.
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
Government Organizations and Policy Resources
- AHRQ - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.
- Center for State Health Policy - Rutgers Rutgers Center for State Health Policy informs, supports, and stimulates sound and creative state health policy in New Jersey and around the nation. The Center provides impartial policy analysis, research, training, facilitation, and consultation on important state health policy issues.
- Children's Defense Fund The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations, CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority.
- CNY Care Collaborative The CNYCC is the Central New York Care Collaborative, a collaboration between more than 1,400 healthcare and community based service providers located throughout our region (Cayuga, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, and Oswego) in Central New York. The goal of the CNYCC is to create a better system of care for all patients in this region, specifically focused on the Medicaid and uninsured. Through a New York State initiative called DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Plan) we plan to integrate services, collaborate on patient care, improve regional healthcare quality and lower the costs of care over a five year period.
- Federal Trade Commission To prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.
- NIH - National Institutes of Health The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
- U.S. Department of Labor Our Mission: To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health. FDA also has responsibility for regulating the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of tobacco products to protect the public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors. Finally, FDA plays a significant role in the Nation’s counterterrorism capability. FDA fulfills this responsibility by ensuring the security of the food supply and by fostering development of medical products to respond to deliberate and naturally emerging public healt
- World Health Organization (WHO) We are the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system.
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