Purpose: Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis, and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing, and organization issues. Supported projects include:

  • Examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality, and access
  • Exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services
Receipt Date: Grants are awarded on a rolling basis; proposals may be submitted at any time.
Total Awards: In January 2011, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) reauthorized this initiative for $5 million over approximately three years. Grants will be awarded in two categories:

  • Small grants for projects requiring $100,000 or less and projected to take up to 12 months or less.
  • Large grants for projects requiring more than $100,000 and/or projected to take longer than 12 months.
Eligibility: Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy-makers. Working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law and business administration. RWJF encourages proposals from organizations on behalf of researchers who are just beginning their careers, who can serve either individually as principal investigators or as part of a project team comprising researchers or other collaborators with more experience. Only organizations and government entities are eligible to receive funding under this program. Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509(a).
Link: http://pweb1.rwjf.org/applications/solicited/cfp.jsp?ID=19274
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