ideas42: Request for Problems to Tackle with Behavioral Science
In order to introduce more community practitioners to the potential behavioral science has to strengthen their work, ideas42 is currently soliciting applications from groups or organizations that are:
- Tackling challenging problems in community health and well-being
- Interested in learning how to use behavioral science in their work
Behavioral science provides a deeper look at how people make decisions and act (or don’t), and can be used to develop better solutions to social problems like community health. Interested communities should designate an organization or consortium of organizations to submit the application on their behalf. Any community working on any health, well-being, or related issues is encouraged to apply.
Award: Selected applicants will be invited to attend an intensive workshop on applying behavioral science to community health and well-being. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for all participants (funded through support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). In addition, a small number of applicants who attend the workshop will then be selected to partner with ideas42 to design and test specific behavioral interventions in their communities.
Eligibility: Communities, defined as neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties, tribes and tribal communities, and regions (e.g., contiguous towns, cities, or counties). Communities must designate a “lead applicant” that is an organization or consortium of organizations. Lead applicants should be able to implement work that involves designing and testing behavioral interventions in the field. Lead applicants that are smaller, or may not have capacity to run such efforts, are encouraged to apply as a consortium of organizations. Special consideration will be given to communities with limited resources and to communities working with populations most affected by poor health; funding may be available to help these applicants enhance data collection capabilities in the case of future collaboration with ideas42.
Note: An informational webinar will be held on May 4, 2016.
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