New Jersey Health Initiatives Program – Jul 13

Posted by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on June 28, 2022

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invites proposals for co-creation, leadership, management, and implementation of the New Jersey Health Initiatives Program

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a call for qualifications for the co-creation, leadership, management, and implementation of the New Jersey Health Initiatives Program.

The New Jersey team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently conducted a strategic planning process that resulted in an approach that amplifies its role as a place-based funder to contribute to policy change, systems change, and equitable benefits and resources for everyone in our New Jersey communities. The team’s approach involves a place-based strategy with three focus areas, including closing gaps in Black maternal and infant health outcomes by changing policies, systems, and practices; ensuring that everyone in New Jersey is able to live in affordable, safe, and stable housing in thriving communities of their choosing; and supporting the modernization of an equitable, and adequately resourced public health system that is responsive to community health needs.

Throughout these focus areas and all work, RWJF will center on health equity, racial equity, and community power-building as essential to building a Culture of Health in New Jersey. The foundation seeks an organization to re-envision and realign the strategy, structure, and operations of New Jersey Health Initiatives (NJHI),one of the foundation’s statewide flagship programs since 1987.

One planning grant of up to $450,000 will be made to support an organization to cover two phases (18 months) of work. During that time, the selected organization will, in Phase 1, co-create a strategy and administrative structure for NJHI (in collaboration with RWJF’s New Jersey team and other statewide partners) that will culminate in the launch of the new NJHI program. In Phase 2, the chosen organization will initiate implementation activities by preparing to launch, lead, manage, and implement the new NJHI program; and develop and launch the release of the first CFP for the field in fall 2023 and select the first round of grant awards.

Applicant organizations must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories and have a physical location and established relationships in New Jersey. If the applicant organization is applying as part of a collaborative effort with other organizations, each collaborating organization must be described in detail in the proposal. However, only one organization may represent the collaboration and be the lead contact in the application process.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website.

Deadline: July 13, 2022 3:00 p.m. ET

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