Categories: ASHEcon, Newsletter, Newsletter Issue 2018:2

Call for Proposals: Impact of National, State, or Local Policies on Health and Health Equity

By Katie Deming

What policies, laws, and regulations can help improve health and health equity? As policymakers experiment and redesign policies in a multitude of sectors, research will be critical to uncover what these changes mean for the nation’s collective health.

Policies for Action, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) signature research program, is funding $2 million toward research on the impact of national, state, or local policies on health and health equity—including $450,000 to study what happens when state governments seek to nullify or preempt local laws.

Proposals from teams representing sectors and disciplines traditionally not associated with health are strongly encouraged.

Application Timeline 

  1. Letters of Intent will be accepted through June 7 at 3 p.m. ET.
  2. Candidates selected to submit a full proposal will be notified by late July.
  3. Full proposals from selected candidates will be accepted through August 30 at 3 p.m. ET.
  4. Finalists will be notified mid-October

Learn more and register for an informational webinar

Katie Deming is the Deputy Director of the RWJF Policies for Action Program.  She has an M.S. from Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies.