Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Public Health Law Research program

The Foundation's program, Public Health Law Research: Making the Case for Laws That Improve Health, was designed to build the evidence for public health law and policy, translate research findings into practical tools to increase the support for and use of law by policy makers and public health practitioners, and to translate findings to other fields and venues to improve and protect health.In order to build the evidence for and strengthen the use of regulatory, legal and policy solutions to improve public health, the Public Health Law Research program was created. This program's National Program Office (NPO) will be housed at the Temple University, Beasley School of Law. Following initial funding for planning, the NPO will launch in June with staff and a methods core identified and will begin to coordinate the ongoing Call for Proposal (CFP) for research. Planned funding and activities for the first year include: (1) identifying areas of need and drafting CFPs; (2) reviewing grant applications, assessing needs for technical assistance, providing technical assistance and identifying opportunities for collaboration; (3) designing dissemination and policy impact plans with each new grantee; (4) developing a public health law research network to support collaboration; (5) developing scoping papers and design method modules and to begin to build a Web site to reach researchers, practitioners and policy actors; (6) conducting independent NPO research; (7) designing and conducting internal NPO evaluations; and (8) ongoing administration.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $1,162,482.00

Awarded on: 5/9/2009

Time frame: 6/1/2009 - 5/31/2010

Grant Number: 65795


Temple University

1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, 19122-6096


Scott C. Burris
Project Director