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Funding Opportunity Available for Community Development Research from Systems fo

Wednesday, April 12, 2017  
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Call for Proposals

Economic and community development are key for creating the conditions in which individual health can thrive and resilient communities be built and sustained. Unfortunately, such development is often disconnected from the public health and health care systems in ways that threaten health and well-being, particularly for already-vulnerable populations.

In its new Call for Proposals, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Systems for Action (S4A) program supports research to discover and apply new evidence about better aligning the economic and community development, health care, and public health systems to support a Culture of Health in communities and nationwide. Specifically, S4A seeks research on the ways in which development interacts with health care and public health systems to produce significant health benefits for individuals and communities.

Up to five, 12-month studies of up to $100,000 and six, 24-month studies of $250,000 will be funded through this mechanism.

Interested in applying or know someone who should? Please forward this email to them.

Learn more here, and attend the informational webinar on Monday, April 17, 2017. 

All proposals must be received by 3 pm, ET, Friday, May 5, 2017.


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