Systems for Action (S4A) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that aims to discover and apply new evidence about ways of aligning the delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services that support a Culture of Health. S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health systems to include other sectors that affect health and well-being, such as housing, transportation, social services, education, criminal and juvenile justice, and economic and community development.
As part of this mission, RWJF has issued a Request for Proposals for research that supports new scientific evidence on ways to optimize delivery and financing systems in ways that improve health and reduce inequities.
In 2018, the program will award up to six grants of up $250,000 over four years.
To be eligible, applicants must either be a public entity or a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be based in the United States or one of its territories. Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals. Multi-organization 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.
Letters of Intent for both categories must be received no later than September 12. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 10, 2018.
See the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, an informational webinar, and application instructions.