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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Data for Action

Deadline: May 24, 2017

The Health Data for Action program will fund innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. The program will support research studies that use data from either the Health Care Cost Institute or athenahealth. Successful applicants will be provided with access to these data. The Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) and athenahealth data provide a wealth of private claims data and rich detail on care delivery and patient obesity-related measures, respectively. The proposed studies should enable relevant, innovative, and actionable research that uses the available data to answer important, policy-relevant questions.

Amount: A total of up to $750,000 is available. Up to five studies will receive funding of up to $150,000 per project to accommodate studies of up to 12 months. The five studies will include projects using either HCCI or athenahealth data, and no specific breakdown by data source is prescribed.

Eligibility: Researchers, as well as practitioners in the public and private sector working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research; economics; sociology; program evaluation; political science; public policy; public health; public administration; law; business administration; or other related fields. Use of the data is restricted to noncommercial use. The Foundation may give preference 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 or Type III supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

Link: http://rwjf.ws/2pSVnct

Note: A webinar will be held on May 2, 2017 (registration required; see link above for details).

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