The strategic objective of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in the area of health coverage is to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable, stable health insurance. To achieve this objective, much of the Foundation’s coverage work has focused
on state health reform. This call for proposals is designed to improve collective understanding of health reform at the state level to inform policy and the reform implementation process.
The current solicitation focuses on the coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Competitive proposals will be timely policy-relevant studies with strong empirical designs. Methods may be quantitative, qualitative, or mixed, depending on the appropriateness for the proposed project, although preference will be given to empirical, data-driven studies over thought pieces or simulations. Eligible studies may be of a single state, groups of states, or national analyses that use state-level data. The Foundation is primarily interested in timely proposals that examine the implementation of the ACA
in states, and/or the impact of the ACA on coverage, health care utilization, and affordability.
Amount: Up to $1.5 million will be available under this call for proposals. Project funding
will range from $50,000 to $150,000 and a total of 12 projects will be funded.
Eligibility: Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policymakers 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. 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.