RWJF’s Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health

Deadline: 12 September 2018

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is seeking proposals for its program entitled “Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research for a Culture of Health”.

Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that builds a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through the S4A program test innovative mechanisms for aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on estimating their impact on health and health equity. S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health to incorporate social service systems—such as housing; transportation; education; employment; food and nutrition assistance; child and family support; criminal and juvenile justice; and economic and community development.

Award Information

  • This call will support studies that can be completed over a 24-month period with up to $250,000 each in total funding from RWJF.
  • Up to six awards will be selected for funding under this solicitation.

Topics of Special Interest

The S4A program has identified several specific research topics that are of special interest in the 2018 call for proposals (CFP). These topics include:

  • System alignment mechanisms that are developed and led by stakeholders outside the public health and medical sectors.
  • System alignment mechanisms designed to change system behavior, not just individual behavior.
  • Innovative financing and payment mechanisms that align medical, social, and public health services, including mechanisms for incentivizing and financing cross-sector collaboration.
  • Systems science methodologies

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation from applicant organizations.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals. Multi-organizational consortia are encouraged to apply as long as a single eligible organization is designated as the primary applicant responsible for maintaining consortium agreements with other participating organizations. The primary applicant organization must have a demonstrated history of successfully managing funds awarded by foundation or government sources.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Systems for Action.

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