Apply for Up to $2.5 Million to Study How to Make Health a Shared Value


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Evidence for Action, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is seeking research proposals for up to $2.5 million to study innovative ways to “make health a shared value.”

This “shared value” involves individual, family, and community factors to renew a societal commitment to health and health equity.

The new funding aims to understand what drives and enhances these values.

Proposals, being sought for differing budgets of up to $2.5 million for up to 48 months of work, could use data from placed-based initiatives to see the effect on mindsets, sense of community, or civic engagement, and the impact on population health.

“We seek evidence on the extent to which…mindsets and expectations, sense of community, and civic engagement can be changed through intervention at the individual or population levels to result in better health, well-being and equity outcomes,” according to the grant webpage.

The “letter of intent to apply” deadline is June 1, 2018.

Applications are welcome from many disciplines, such as anthropology, child development, community development, economics, education, epidemiology, health policy, medicine, history, political science, psychology, public health, sociology, and urban planning.

“[This] presents a unique opportunity to examine determinants, such as institutional bias, racism and prejudice, stigma and discrimination—which result in the inequitable distribution of resources and are among the root causes of inequities by income, class, race/ethnicity, and gender,” according to the grant webpage.

Find out more at the grant webpage:

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