The Foundation's initiative, Building Advocacy for Policy Change to Improve the Nation's Health, was designed to develop and advance policy recommendations for how a modernized public health system should be structured, funded, staffed and held accountable.This grant supports the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) to develop and promote a strategy for achieving the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) vision of a modernized public health system that is accredited, accountable, and relies on evidence to determine which policies and programs improve health. TFAH will: conduct and manage research and policy analysis that articulates the options for implementing this vision, with an emphasis on the opportunities afforded by the new health reform law; host convenings to develop consensus within the public health community; and use strategic communications, regular issue reports, and advocacy activities to promote federal policies and funding to achieve these goals. Deliverables will include: (1) development, dissemination, and policy outreach related to three annual reports and four issue briefs; (2) ongoing outreach to public health leaders; (3) recommendations on formalizing the public health advocacy network; and (4) ongoing policy and media-relations activities to increase federal support for public health and prevention. TFAH will not use Foundation dollars for lobbying.
Amount Awarded $2,994,566.00
Awarded on: 8/11/2010
Time frame: 8/15/2010 - 7/14/2012
Grant Number: 67827