Foundations

The Lewin Group works with foundations to research and evaluate complex health care and human services needs across the nation. 
 

We deliver the objective, data-driven research and insight that support current program activities, inform future program investments, and build thought leadership on critical health care and human services issues.

Using a collaborative approach, we design and implement solutions that inform and advance program outcomes and support strategic decision processes. These foundation engagements are strengthened by our range of substantive and technical experts, who have a comprehensive understanding of the policy environment and nationally recognized modeling and analytic expertise.

Services

We provide program performance tracking, technical assistance, and policy analysis services built on The Lewin Group's longstanding reputation for objectivity and data-driven analytics.

Performance Tracking Scorecard
  • Design and implement performance indicators to capture outcomes
  • Identify program goals, develop a logic model, and create a Performance Tracking Scorecard
  • Create a reporting and dissemination strategy for presenting outcomes
Technical Assistance
  • Support grantees through data collection, analysis, and reporting process
  • Build and convene grantee “learning communities” to facilitate the exchange of best practices
  • Provide assistance to support the consistency and interpretability of findings
Policy Analysis
  • Research regulatory, legislative, and clinical trends
  • Engage with key government, academic, and industry leaders
  • Compile data and present findings through policy reports and briefs

Our Clients

Our foundation clients have included:
  • California HealthCare Foundation
  • Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • The Commonwealth Fund
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund
  • United Hospital Fund

 See the full list of Lewin services

SPOTLIGHT

Wisdom at Work: Retaining Experienced Nurses®

With the United States facing a growing shortage of hospital nurses, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) created Wisdom at Work: Retaining Experienced Nurses (WAW) to build an evidence base to identify strategies to help hospitals retain experienced nurses.

RWJF engaged The Lewin Group to provide evaluation and technical assistance services for this continuing initiative. WAW, launched in early 2007, provided grants to 13 hospitals and health systems nationwide to evaluate the impact and outcomes of existing strategies aimed at retaining experienced nurses in hospitals. As part of its evaluation, The Lewin Group built an evidence base of effective nurse retention strategies. The Lewin Group:

  • Provided evaluation coordination and technical assistance support to the grantees
  • Facilitated the activities of a technical expert panel of nurse leaders
  • Conducted research to identify strategies organizations are using to address the issue of knowledge management
  • Prepared case studies describing successful best practices used by employers to retain experienced workers and their skills and knowledge

"[The Lewin Group has a] good combination of consultants. They build on each others’ strengths."
— FOUNDATION