Foundation / Corporation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
07/16/12 11:59PM ET
Ten grants of $40,000 each to young leaders across the U.S. who demonstrate outstanding leadership in working to improve health and health care. The purpose of these grants is to recognize unique individuals who demonstrate the characteristics needed to improve health and health care through leadership and innovation.
Specifically, nominees should be those who:
* Meet an Important Need through Innovation — The nominee will have demonstrated the ability to address an important health or health care need by developing a new approach.
* Accomplish — The nominee will have demonstrated the ability to bring others together to achieve results greater than what a single person could bring about.
* Demonstrate Empathy, Care and Commitment — The nominee's success reveals concern for people and a persistent drive to relieve suffering and fulfill human potential.
* Demonstrate a capacity to apply learning beyond the boundaries of a single discipline.
* Demonstrate a curiosity that drives for answers to questions others have passed over, showing persistence as well as an ability to engage others in the quest for answers.
* Combine Thinking and Action — The nominee will have developed great ideas into products, services, or policies that have made a difference in health or health care.
* Demonstrate a sustainable impact — The nominee will have made an impact on health or health care that extends beyond an initial group of people to reach additional populations and will likely be sustainable over the decades ahead.
Examples of potential young leaders include but are not limited to:
* Scientists working on discontinuities with the potential to cure or largely control major diseases (e.g., heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s), or who are applying new knowledge (e.g., how epigenetics works and how we can create environments for healthy genome expression).
* Health innovators capable of monumental improvements that could create unbelievable quality of life.
* Technology developers who could lower the cost of health care.
* Role models or behavioral scientists who could greatly increase health consciousness and healthful behaviors (e.g., how we eat and stay active).
* Change agents shaping policy, systems, or behavior, who could successfully address violence, nutrition, physical activity or other important social factors for health.
* Health equity promoters who innovatively reduce health disparities, especially by affecting upstream causes of disparities and ill health.
* Developers of innovative community programs or new approaches that show promise for other communities, especially within diverse and vulnerable communities.
GrantWatch ID#: 129068
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