Health Data for Action (HD4A) makes hard-to-access or highly valued data available to researchers to help answer important questions that can inform efforts to improve health and health care.
- Is this program right for you?
- What is the time commitment and financial support?
- What will you need to apply?
Is this program right for you?
Health Data for Action (HD4A) is one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature research programs. What is unique about HD4A is that in each call for proposal, the program makes one or more health datasets available to successful applicants. Researchers and practitioners in the public and private sector are eligible to apply.
Research that is a good fit for HD4A in the 2017 call for proposals:
- Proposes an innovative research question that can be answered through the Health Care Cost Institute or athenahealth data being made available through this specific funding opportunity.
- Informs gaps in our knowledge around the given topic areas to inform policy and systems change.
- Uses rigorous methodology and can be completed within a reasonable time frame and budget.
What is the time commitment and financial support?
- Grant periods may be for durations of up to 12 months.
- Each grant will award up to $150,000.
What will you need to apply?
There are two phases in the competitive proposal process:
- Stage 1: Applicants first must submit a brief (no more than four pages) proposal that describes the proposed research study using one of the datasets and includes a budget estimate.
- Stage 2: Selected applicants from Stage 1 will be invited by letter or e-mail to submit a full proposal of no more than 10 pages, accompanied by a line-item budget and budget narrative.
Applicants do not need to devote project funds to acquiring access to the specific data named in the call for proposals. Data will be made available to successful applicants.