The Health Industry Forum had a research fund supported by its founding members. This fund was used to sponsor three independent research projects on priority areas identified by the Forum's Board. The Forum ensured that the research was:
- Independent, objective, and non-partisan.
- Relevant to the current policy and practice environment.
- Focused on solving real-world problems.
- Conducive to partnerships between industry and research organizations
In its RFP (download RFP), the Forum allocated $800,000 to support research on disease management program components, and how they can be implemented most effectively.