Expanding Health Care Coverage

Grantee Name

Project HOPE

Funding Area

Expanding Health Care Coverage

Publication Date

November 2014

Grant Amount


Grant Date:

July 2011–July 2013

With support from foundations, Project HOPE’s health policy and research journal, Health Affairs, regularly publishes special thematic issues that address major topics in health care policy and practice.

In July 2011, the New York Health Foundation (NYHealth) awarded $150,000 to Project HOPE for Health Affairs to publish two thematic issues addressing two different NYHealth priority areas—one issue focused on diabetes and the other issue on health care coverage expansion.

Outcomes and Lessons Learned

  • Produced the issue, Confronting the Growing Diabetes Crisis, in January 2012 to address many of the challenges and implications surrounding diabetes. The issue—one of the journal’s most read in its history—included 23 original research papers and commentaries on policies of importance in the treatment and prevention of diabetes;
  • Held an all-day briefing on the diabetes-themed issue where authors presented their research, which resulted in extensive media coverage via press releases, e-mail alerts, Twitter, Facebook, and the Health Affairs blog; and
  • Produced the issue, Medicaid Expansion and Vulnerable Populations,  in June 2013, which included:

Originally, the second thematic issue was envisioned to include four to six articles that would address numerous issues raised by the implementation of health insurance exchanges in New York and other States. However, the timing for this proved too early for such in-depth coverage; thus, the Foundation and Health Affairs’ editorial team decided to focus only on New York State for the issue.