We have an important announcement about the RWJF Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities program. The date of the convening for organizations selected to establish the awards program, originally scheduled for September 23, 2015, has been changed to September 25, 2015. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The RWJF Awards for Eliminating Health Disparities program advances RWJF’s vision for building a Culture of Health by recognizing and celebrating individuals who have successfully implemented systems changes related to the determinants of health. Recognition of these efforts increases the visibility and awareness of the urgent need for systems changes to eliminate health disparities in our society.
We are requesting proposals from national nonprofit membership organizations and/or associations to establish an annual awards program to honor individuals who implement systems changes to solve health disparities. The awards program will span seven years with the first winner selected in 2016 and then annually through 2022. A total of 10 organizations representing the following sectors will be chosen to administer the awards programs: public health, health care, business, media, social justice, civic leadership, faith-based, education, science and technology, design, community development, or philanthropy. Organizations must have experience with systems change in one or more of the following areas that influences health outcomes: access to quality health care, education, employment, income, community environment, housing or public safety.