Community Health Leaders Program

Posted by on October 6, 2008

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Seeks Nominations for Community Health Leaders Program
Deadline: November 7, 2008 (Brief Nominations)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ( Community Health Leaders program each year honors ten outstanding and otherwise unrecognized individuals who overcome daunting odds to improve health and health care, especially to underserved populations in communities across the United States. The program elevates the work of these unsung heroes through enhanced recognition, technical assistance, and new leadership opportunities.

To be considered for a CHL award, a nominee must be accomplished in the field of community health at the mid-career level and have a three- to ten-year record of accomplishment; have created or substantially enhanced a health or healthcare initiative that improves both access to and quality of care in their community (e.g., broadened the reach of an established program; worked against conventional wisdom to establish a new initiative; changed the perception of a critical health issue); have positively affected a significant number of people in the targeted community; not have received significant national recognition  for their work; be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or its territories; and be affiliated with a public or nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Criteria used to assess nominees will include accomplishments; innovation; collaborative leadership; systems change; impact; resiliency; inspiration; level of recognition; and career status. In addition, the foundation seeks geographic, ethnic, and professional diversity among awardees.

Ten awards in the amount of $125,000 each will be made during the 2009 award cycle.

Visit the RWJF Web site for the complete Call for Proposals.

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