Signature Programs

From its inception, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been driven by a continuous cycle of research, evaluation and learning. RWJF continues its commitment to developing the evidence base by establishing three signature research programs - Evidence for Action, Policies for Action, and Systems for Action. Together, these programs examine the factors necessary to build a Culture of Health by supporting the generation and dissemination of evidence about what works to improve population health and health equity.

Policies for Action (P4A) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) based at the Urban Institute. The program explores how policies, laws, and other regulatory tools can support RWJF’s mission to build a Culture of Health as they are put into practice in the public and private sectors. Read their open Call for Proposals (http://www.policiesforaction.org/CFP); Letters of Intent due March 10, 2017.
Systems for Action (S4A) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation based at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. S4A aims to discover and apply new evidence about ways of aligning the delivery and financing systems that support a Culture of Health. S4A seeks to identify system-level strategies for enhancing the reach, quality, efficiency, and equity of services and supports that promote health and well-being on a population-wide basis. S4A builds on its work and experience as the RWJF National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research and Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks.