Evidence for Action (E4A), a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), funds rigorous research that expands the evidence needed to build a Culture of Health, with an explicit emphasis on advancing racial equity. RWJF recognizes that achieving racial equity is not possible without a focus on the foundational and structural drivers of health, often referred to as the social determinants of health (e.g., housing, education, built environment, economic opportunity, law enforcement, and others). Therefore, they partner with researchers, practitioners, community leaders, advocates, and policymakers across the many sectors and domains that impact health and well-being to develop evidence about what works to dismantle or remedy unjust systems and practices and produce more equitable outcomes for people and communities of color. E4A seeks grantees who are deeply committed to conducting rigorous and equitable research and ensuring that their findings are actionable in the real world. In addition to research funding, RWJF also supports grantees with stakeholder engagement, dissemination of findings, and other activities that can enhance their projects’ potential to “move the needle” on health and racial equity. Only through intentional and collaborative efforts to disrupt racism and translate research to action can they hope to build a more just and equitable society and a Culture of Health.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.