Supporting New Connections' collaboration with Public Health Law Research, Phase 1

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.This project supports a collaboration between the National Program Office of Public Health Law Research and the Foundation's New Connections (PHLR-NC) initiative to assist in the identification and selection of PHLR-NC applicants and grantees. New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming works to provide opportunities for career and professional development for members of historically underrepresented groups in order to contribute to the development of a diverse and well trained cadre of leaders who can meet the health and health care needs of all members of the nation's increasingly diverse society. Specifically, this project will support the collaboration by: (1) identifying communities of historically underrepresented researchers in the fields of law, public policy and social science, and reaching out to these identified communities; (2) providing technical assistance that is relevant to PHLR-NC grantees; and (3) providing technical assistance to and managing an online-application process with which PHLR will identify members of the New Connections Network for attendance at the PHLR annual meeting in Tempe, Arizona, in January 2011. This grant also supports the participation of up to 15 participants from historically underrepresented groups at the PHLR annual meeting.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $88,726.00

Awarded on: 11/15/2010

Time frame: 11/15/2010 - 11/14/2011

Grant Number: 68440


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Gertrude Joan Spilka
Project Director