Thursday, April 14, 2011

New grant opportunity for health equity work

I wanted to call your attention to an exciting new community grant opportunity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that focuses on addressing social and economic factors that affect health and contribute to health disparities. The Foundation plans to award about 14 grants of up to $200,000 each to established coalitions of community stakeholders for work to enhance education, income and jobs, community safety, or social and family supports. The work must focus on changing policies or systems in counties, regions or states. It must be framed around the County Health Rankings, which provide data on how each county in the nation fares on key health statistics. The initial deadline for grant applications is April 27, when a brief proposal is due. There is a requirement for a local match of the funds. You can find more information about the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) grant on the RWJF website.

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