The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health program.
The program was created to help build the evidence base for policies that contribute to a Culture of Health. The foundation is interested in learning how national, state, or local policies can promote lifelong health and health equity for individuals, families, and communities, as well as what enabling factors promote the adoption and spread of good policies.
Grants of up to $250,000 will be awarded for projects that investigate public and private policies from a range of political ideologies and perspectives. By policies, the foundation means not just laws and regulations at the local, state, and federal levels, but also private-sector practices such as those affecting workplaces, neighborhood and community development, and family stability. Both public- and private-sector policies and practices can significantly impact a person’s health. These policies and practices might be related to health care; public health; education and training; housing and community development; civil rights; transportation, and planning; labor and employment; and taxes and spending.
Applications are welcome from all investigators. However, preference will be given to applicants that are 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 Type III supporting organizations. Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
The foundation will be hosting an optional applicant informational webinar on May 16, at 3:00 p.m. (EST). Registration is required.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than June 7. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by August 30, 2018.
See the RWJF website for complete program guidelines and proposal submission procedures.