Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders program was designed to provide recognition for the contributions community health leaders make to achieving RWJF's mission and goals and to enhance the capacity of these individuals to have a more permanent and widespread impact on health care problems.The program annually honors 10 individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the health and health care of their communities. Each Community Health Leader receives an award in the amount of $125,000. Twenty thousand dollars goes directly to the leader to recognize past accomplishments and $105,000 goes to the leader's organization to support the continuation of and enhancement of the leader's work. This project supports Consumer Quality Initiatives, Inc., (CQI) the organizational home for 2008 Community Health Leader, Jonathan Delman, who will serve as the project director.The purpose of this project is to reduce several barriers that prevent mental health consumers from achieving involvement in their care, using a proven effective approach. Mental health consumers will demonstrate their training, skills and abilities through their participation in high visibility policy forums. The resulting community awareness will be directed to inform important policy research topics. Three forums will be planned and conducted by trained staff from Consumer Quality Initiatives, Inc.: Shared Decision Making Policy Summit; Behavioral Health Participatory Action Research and Health Care Reform and Mental Health Forum. In addition, the grantee plans to significantly upgrade CQI's marketing materials and approach.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $105,000.00

Awarded on: 2/25/2009

Time frame: 4/1/2009 - 3/31/2010

Grant Number: 65929


Consumer Quality Initiatives

132 Kemble Street
Roxbury, 02119-2825


Jonathan Delman
Project Director