Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Call for Proposals Issued

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is interested in new ideas from the field to address healthcare quality and value problems. A call for proposals has been issued looking for ideas in specific areas to better understand how to achieve better value-based purchasing, data collection and aggregation for performance measurement, quality improvement support, and public reporting of provider performance.

Projects may include short term evaluations of local, state, or federal policy changes or private sector innovations by employers, health plans, or others. The proposals may also include research and policy analysis that demonstrate the likely effect of the projects. Preference will be given to shorter projects.

RWJF is also interested in supporting public opinion research that provides quantitative and qualitative insights into what Americans think about these concepts as well as other potential changes in the way healthcare is paid for in America.

Applicant organizations must be based in the U.S. or its territories. Preference will be given to those applicants who may be either public entities or nonprofit organizations.

Grants of up to $300,000 will be awarded for up to three years and up to $3 million will be awarded. Deadline for brief proposals is May 19, 2010 and July 14, 2010 is the deadline for the full proposal. For more information, contact Cathy Goldsmith at