Washington Post Examines How Altman ‘Revitalized’ The Kaiser Family Foundation Mission
The Washington Post: "Drew Altman landed at the Kaiser Family Foundation in 1990 with a huge mandate: Rebuild the sleepy grant-making organization, shake up its staff, and revitalize its mission. Two decades later, the chief executive and president has positioned the nonpartisan operation as a leading voice and vast repository for facts and figures on health-care issues and the reform debate. ... What Altman doesn't do anymore is give out money -- but instead spends it on independent research. ... For Kaiser to have an influential voice, Altman concluded that it would have to trade in information -- not money." The Post also includes a video with Altman. (KHN is a program of the foundation) (Romano, 11/2).
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