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Step 1: Read Complete Call for Proposals

NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration supports existing community-focused, cross-sector coalitions to advance their efforts in adopting and implementing “upstream” environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies, and accelerate their work to improve community health. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified in March.

Step 2: Register at MyRWJF

Click here to set up a profile or access your existing profile on MyRWJF. MyRWJF is the portal to access the online application system for its NJHI program. This is the only way to apply for funding under NJHI. There are no open calls for proposals at this time. To view a sample Call for Proposals, click here.

 

Step 3: Review the online application requirements

After registering on MyRWJF, applicants should familiarize themselves with the detailed instructions and formatting requirements available in the online application system.There are no open calls for proposals at this time. To view a sample Call for Proposals, click here.

Step 4: Complete your online application

There are no open calls for proposals at this time. NJHI issues calls for proposals on an annual basis. To view a sample Call for Proposals, click here.

 

Step 5: Submit your completed proposal

The application deadline for NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration has passed, and there are no open calls for proposals at this time. NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration applicants selected to advance to submit a full proposal will be notified in March. NJHI issues calls for proposals on an annual basis. To view a sample Call for Proposals, click here.

 

Step 1: Read Complete Call for Proposals

NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration supports existing community-focused, cross-sector coalitions to advance their efforts in adopting and implementing “upstream” environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies, and accelerate their work to improve community health. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified in March.

Step 2: Register at MyRWJF

NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration supports existing community-focused, cross-sector coalitions to advance their efforts in adopting and implementing “upstream” environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies, and accelerate their work to improve community health. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified in March.

Step 3: Review the online application requirements

NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration supports existing community-focused, cross-sector coalitions to advance their efforts in adopting and implementing “upstream” environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies, and accelerate their work to improve community health. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified in March.

Step 4: Complete your online application

NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration supports existing community-focused, cross-sector coalitions to advance their efforts in adopting and implementing “upstream” environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies, and accelerate their work to improve community health. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified in March.

Step 5: Submit your completed proposal

NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration supports existing community-focused, cross-sector coalitions to advance their efforts in adopting and implementing “upstream” environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies, and accelerate their work to improve community health. The application deadline for this initiative has passed. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified in March.

NJHI’s most recent initiative, Upstream Action Acceleration is intended to further the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s vision of building a Culture of Health by supporting existing community-focused, cross-sector coalitions to advance their efforts in adopting and implementing “upstream” environmental-, policy- and systems-change strategies, and accelerate their work in areas they have already identified as priorities to improve community health. The application deadline for NJHI 2018: Upstream Action Acceleration has passed. Applicants selected to submit a full proposal will be notified in late March. A full timeline is available in the Call for Proposals. Read complete details and download the Call for Proposals.

By upstream, we mean working with all community stakeholders to address the factors that influence health prior to the onset of disease and illness. These factors include: income, employment, education, early childhood development, housing, nutrition and the built environment. Accordingly, areas of focus for proposed action acceleration might include, but are not limited to:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • New Sector Engagement (e.g., business, library, law enforcement)
  • Effective Use of Data Tools and Resources to Guide Actions
  • Civic Engagement
  • Environment/Open Space
  • Medical-Legal Partnerships and
  • Transportation

Click here to view some examples of work in the focus areas mentioned in the NJHI: Upstream Action Acceleration call for proposals.

A recording of our applicant webinar is available below, where we have answered applicant questions and discussed the broader objectives of NJHI: Upstream Action AccelerationClick here to view the recording.