Technical assistance and direction for RWJF's Health Games Research program

The Foundation's Health Games Research program was designed to build the field and advance knowledge about the intersection of video/computer games and health and health care through a national program that emphasizes applied research and convening.With this Foundation grant, the National Program Office (NPO) for this effort will continue to oversee a granting program that is awarding nearly $4 million to U.S.-based research projects and will give technical assistance to grantees. It is also providing scientific leadership in the health games field, in several ways: (1) helping to build the field's theory, methods, and research questions; (2) encouraging scholars from various disciplines to conduct research in the field; (3) disseminating information about research resources, findings, and projects; (4) making the case, with evidence-based examples, that health games can be effective environments for learning, skill development, and health behavior change; and (5) reaching out to key agencies and constituencies -- in fields such as healthcare, government, industry, and education -- to encourage their participation, product development, grant-making, and financial investment.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $738,445.00

Awarded on: 8/24/2009

Time frame: 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2010

Grant Number: 66249


University of California, Santa Barbara

552 University Road
Santa Barbara, 93106-0002


Debra A. Lieberman
Project Director