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Community Voices for Health

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Oct 7, 2019

The Community Voices for Health program provides grants to lead organizations to support ongoing ways for people to engage; to help their voices be a part of decisions around healthcare, social service, and public health systems; to support their efforts to solve problems; and to strengthen their community networks. Reaching rural and other health disparity populations is a priority.

Proposed projects should:

  • Leverage the ways that people are already engaging with each other
  • Attract a broad spectrum of people, particularly those who have traditionally been excluded from state and local health-related decisions
  • Broaden appeal by using a variety of engagement strategies
  • Promote ongoing partnerships
  • Enable state-based researchers to provide trusted evidence about the experience and priorities of community residents, thereby contributing to discussions about policy trade-offs among all stakeholders
  • Increase the opportunities for local and state policymakers to interact with and learn from their constituents

Lead organizations should be a community-based organization or network of community-based organizations, such as:

  • Consumer advocacy networks
  • Organizations serving recent immigrants
  • Affordable housing advocates
  • Civic engagement organizations

Lead organizations are encouraged to partner with other stakeholders, such as:

  • Public agencies
  • Healthcare systems
  • Public health leaders
  • Researchers
  • University-based centers
  • Membership associations
  • Social service providers
Geographic coverage
Grants are open to organizations based and working in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $660,000
Project period: 30 months
Estimated number of awards: 6
Estimated total program funding: $3,960,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Health disparities · Housing and homelessness · Human services · Immigrants · Limited English proficient · Networking and collaboration · Policy · Public health · Alabama · Arizona · Arkansas · Colorado · Florida · Georgia · Indiana · Louisiana · Maine · Michigan · Mississippi · Nevada · New Mexico · Ohio · Oklahoma · Pennsylvania · Tennessee · Texas · Utah · Virginia

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