Healthcare System Studies

Posted by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on December 14, 2015

RWJF Launches RFP for Healthcare System Studies


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton, New Jersey, has launched a Request for Proposals for studies that identify system innovations aimed at improving the reach, quality, efficiency, and equity of health services, particularly as they relate to driving collaboration and integration among the healthcare and other systems (e.g., transportation, education, urban design).

Through its Systems for Action program, which studies novel ways of aligning the delivery and financing systems that support RWJF’s Culture of Health initiative, the foundation will award grants in support of studies that last a year or two and are designed to identify system innovations and interactions that drive collaboration and integration across the multiple financing and delivery systems needed to support a Culture of Health. Investigators will be expected to generate and disseminate rigorous scientific evidence related to optimizing the delivery of and financing systems for sustained improvements in health and well-being.

This funding opportunity will provide up to six S4A studies with grants of up to $250,000. The winning study teams will be expected to distribute their grant resources in support of research and stakeholder engagement in the most productive and equitable ways among partnering institutions and collaborating investigators based on division of effort, expertise, and capabilities. Study teams also will be expected to work closely with the National Coordinating Center and RWJF to disseminate and translate findings to targeted knowledge users so as to maximize real-world impact. Funded investigators are encouraged to leverage resources from other sources to support both research and engagement activities.

Applicants must be either a public entity or nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicant organizations also must be based in the United States or one of its territories.

The foundation will be hosting an informational webinar for applicants on December 18, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Registration is required.

Letters of intent must be received no later than January 12, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications by March 11, 2016.–services-and-systems-research-to-build-a-cul.html?rid=CR0RfoW1kVrIxFKudcSYjlL9Zh7yWU63VdhdaVE2UAc&et_cid=412625

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