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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 in areas they have already identified as priorities to improve community health. Read the full call for proposals here. The deadline for brief proposals is March 1, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET.

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: Upstream Action Acceleration. 

 

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. View the recording of the February 2, 2018 informational webinar for interested applicants by clicking here.

Step 4: Complete your online application

Complete details for the brief proposal submission are available in the RWJF online system. Brief proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2018 by 3 p.m. ET.

 

Step 5: Submit your completed proposal

NJHI staff may not be able to assist all applicants in the final 24 hours before the submission deadline. In fairness to all applicants, late submissions will not be accepted. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal in late Spring.

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 in areas they have already identified as priorities to improve community health. Read the full call for proposals here. The deadline for brief proposals is March 1, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET.

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 in areas they have already identified as priorities to improve community health. Read the full call for proposals here. The deadline for brief proposals is March 1, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET.

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 in areas they have already identified as priorities to improve community health. Read the full call for proposals here. The deadline for brief proposals is March 1, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET.

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 in areas they have already identified as priorities to improve community health. Read the full call for proposals here. The deadline for brief proposals is March 1, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET.

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 in areas they have already identified as priorities to improve community health. Read the full call for proposals here. The deadline for brief proposals is March 1, 2018 at 3 p.m. ET.

Download the call for proposals

Click here to access the recording of the February 2, 2018 applicant information webinar.

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.

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.