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Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 12, 2018
Application: Oct 10, 2018

Lizeth Fowler, M.S., M.P.A.


This program provides grants for research on the implementation and impact of mechanisms to align the multiple delivery and financing systems supporting a Culture of Health. Studies should include a focus on health equity by examining the ability of system alignment mechanisms to assure all have the opportunity to achieve their full health potential, and to ensure no one is disadvantaged from achieving this potential because of social position or circumstance. A graphic showing specific research focus areas is available in the application instructions.

Projects should:

  • Focus on solutions to high-priority system alignment problems that involve medical, social, and public health services
  • Test the effectiveness of these solutions using rigorous scientific methods
  • 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

Eligible applicants are public entities or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations based in the United States or its territories.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $250,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 6

Application process

Links to application instructions and the online grant portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Community and faith-based initiatives · Evaluation methods and resources · Health disparities · Healthcare business and finance · Human services · Population health · Public health · Research methods and resources · Rural-urban differences · Service delivery models

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