Foundation / Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
08/05/20 3:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and Territories nonprofits and public entities for continuing research studies about health and social systems alignment during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for salaries, data collection, meetings, travel, supplies, consultant fees, and other project expenses. Studies must test mechanisms for aligning systems that involve all three sectors of medical care, public health, and social services, and should propose methods for evaluating whether and how these three systems change in response to the system alignment mechanism under study.
Systems for Action (S4A) is a research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that helps to build the evidence base for 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 delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on the effects of these mechanisms 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.
Research studies supported through S4A must: (1) focus on solutions to high-priority system alignment problems that involve medical, social, and public health services; (2) test the effectiveness of these solutions using rigorous scientific methods; and (3) engage stakeholders from medical, social, and public health systems in the design and conduct of the research so that findings can be readily used in practice. Studies funded through the S4A program must test a specific system alignment mechanism that engages all three of the sectors referenced in this call—medical care, public health, and social services.
This call for proposals (CFP) will provide supplemental research funding to teams that are already engaged in the study of a promising system alignment mechanism, with the objective of learning how this mechanism performs in addressing health and social needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible teams must have an active or recently completed research study (within 12 months of application submission) that can be extended through the use of supplemental research funding.
This CFP is appropriate for studying an existing system alignment mechanism implemented prior to the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, and about which some pre-COVID evidence has already been created by the applicant. Studies funded under this CFP will make use of existing data and established research procedures and relationships to produce new evidence about the system alignment mechanism on an accelerated time frame of 12 to 24 months. Studies may examine adaptations made to an existing system alignment mechanism to respond to new needs, opportunities, and constraints created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
GrantWatch ID#: 190962
Up to five awards will be funded.
RWJF will fund up to $100,000 per year.
Studies should be completed in either a 12-month or a 24-month project period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit LOI online at https://ucdenver.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5BhBqWHg9jpb8b3 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply online: https://my.rwjf.org/login.do?applyCfpId=3098&cfp=3098
Systems for Action National Coordinating Center
Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy
Colorado School of Public Health | Anschutz Medical Campus
13001 E. 17th Place, Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone (303) 724- 6145
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