Dates of the Program: January 1987–
Description: Like the rest of the nation, New Jersey—home state of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)—faces an array of health and health care problems. Meeting the needs of the state's residents requires creative, community-based projects.
New Jersey Health Initiatives supports innovative projects by non-profit, community-based organizations in New Jersey to improve the health and health care of the state’s residents. Since 2008, the projects either:
- Address specific health and health care needs in New Jersey, or
- Bring effective models and best practices to New Jersey, based on work RWJF has funded elsewhere (by using themes and lessons learned from other work and/or locally replicating or adapting RWJF national programs in New Jersey)
Most grants awarded through 2014 are for two or three years. Technical assistance and networking opportunities (primarily through workshops and webinars) help the grantees implement their projects and enhance their potential for sustainability, while, at the same time, learning from each other.
Since 1987, RWJF has invested more than $81.1 million in New Jersey Health Initiatives.