The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities program advances RWJF’s vision for building a Culture of Health by recognizing and celebrating individuals who have successfully implemented systems changes related to the determinants of health. Recognition of these efforts increases the visibility and awareness of the urgent need for systems changes to eliminate health disparities in our society.
We are requesting proposals from national nonprofit membership organizations and/or associations to establish an annual awards program to honor individuals who implement systems changes to solve health disparities. The awards program will span seven years with the first winner selected in 2016 and then annually through 2022. A total of 10 organizations representing the following sectors will be chosen to administer the awards programs: public health, health care, business, media, social justice, civic leadership, faith-based, education, science and technology, design, community development, or philanthropy. Organizations must have experience with systems change in one or more of the following areas that influences health outcomes: access to quality health care, education, employment, income, community environment, housing or public safety.
- A total of 10 grants of up to $60,000 each will be awarded through this program.
- Each grant will support an annual awards program for seven years.
March 25, 2022 (12 p.m. MST)
Applicant Web Conference. Please register for the conference here. Registration is required to participate.
April 14, 2022 (1 p.m. MST)
Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
July 1, 2022
Finalists notified of funding recommendations.
September 1, 2021
Please review before applying:
(deadline April 14, 2022 1pm MST)
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- Applicant organizations must be national nonprofit membership organizations or associations.
- Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
- Applicant organizations should represent one of the following sectors: public health, health care, business, media, social justice, civic leadership, faith-based, education, science and technology, community development, design, or philanthropy.
- Applicant organizations must hold annual meetings.
- Applicant organizations must work in an area that advances systems change approaches to improve access to quality care, education, employment, income, community environment, housing or public safety.
- Applicant organizations (or the organization’s members) must have demonstrated successful efforts in improving outcomes for groups most affected by health disparities.
- Applicant organizations must be available to participate in a convening at RWJF on September 23, 2015.