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Rural Health Policy – Funding & Opportunities

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Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellows
A fellowship program designed to develop the capacity of midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and healthcare policy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 6, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Policies for Action: Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Policy and Law Research Inactive
Grants to support researchers from multiple disciplines to better understand and find solutions that will promote health equity and foster action on policies and laws that ensure all people in America can attain and preserve good health and well-being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 2, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2020
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Evidence on Nutrition Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children Inactive
Grants to support action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds the knowledge base, and informs policy making to increase access to nutrition supports and reduce nutrition disparities, with an emphasis on families of color, families living in rural areas, and other groups of families who experience gaps in access to supports and face disparities in outcomes related to health and well-being. Evidence generated through funded projects should inform practice and policy and guide practitioners and policy makers in setting priorities and allocating resources.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 24, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 13, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
NOSORH Awards Inactive
Awards given by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH). NOSORH membership is required for some of the awards.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Sponsor: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
Rural Health Fellows Program Inactive
A year-long, intensive fellowship program designed to develop a community of rural health leaders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 27, 2019
Sponsor: National Rural Health Association
Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Evidence on Income Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children Inactive
Grants for action-oriented research that advances health equity, builds knowledge base, and informs policy making on income supports for low-income families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): May 21, 2019
Application Deadline: Aug 9, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
National Indian Health Board Health Policy Fellowship Inactive
A fellowship program that offers training, networking, and mentoring for Native youth who are dedicated to making changes in their communities around priority health issues.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2019
Sponsor: National Indian Health Board
Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis Inactive
Funding for a single entity to increase public and stakeholder awareness of the economic impacts of rural healthcare sectors on rural, state, and national economies. The program also intends to quantify the impact of rural healthcare and conduct analyses of the link between the health of the economy in a rural community and the health outcomes of the residents of those communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 27, 2019
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Change Leadership Programs Inactive
Change leadership programs, designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 13, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
National Rural Health Policy, Community, and Collaboration Program Inactive
Funding for a single entity to identify, educate, engage, and collaborate with rural stakeholders on national rural health and policy issues and promising practices in an effort to improve the health of people living in rural communities nationwide.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Innovation and Transformation Technical Assistance Inactive
Funding for a single organization to provide technical assistance for rural stakeholders and the public to help them understand and engage in the value-based care landscape in the context of rural healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health Inactive
Funding for research aimed at learning how national, state, local, and/or private sector policies can promote lifelong health and health equity for individuals, families, and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Jun 7, 2018
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2018
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Rural Health Clinic Policy and Clinical Assessment Program Inactive
Funding to a single organization that will work to identify key policy, regulatory, and clinical challenges facing Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and identify possible solutions. The awardee will work to inform RHCs and other rural stakeholders about key RHC issues, including regulatory and programmatic changes that affect care delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rapid Response Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies Inactive
Will fund one entity that is able to assist rural communities with conducting rapid data analyses and short term issue-specific rural research studies to understand the impact of current and proposed policies and regulations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 20, 2018
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Funding to disseminate and market policy-oriented information for use by diverse audiences and policymakers at national, state, and community levels to inform and raise awareness of issues affecting rural health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 14, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Policy Analysis Program Inactive
Grant to support research and analysis of key policy issues affecting health and human services in rural communities that informs policymakers on a national scope.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 14, 2016
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration
Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Grants to increase the amount of high quality, impartial, policy-relevant research to assist decision-makers to better understand problems faced by rural communities, and provide information that will improve access to healthcare and population health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 14, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Telehealth Focused Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Awards funding to operate a telehealth focused research center which will work to assist rural health providers and governmental decision makers by increasing the amount of policy-relevant telehealth related research.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 29, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Last Updated: 9/9/2019