Signature Programs

From its inception, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has been driven by a continuous cycle of research, evaluation, and learning. RWJF continues its commitment to developing the evidence base by establishing four signature research programs - Evidence for Action (E4A), Health Data for Action (HD4A), Policies for Action (P4A), and Systems for Action (S4A). Together, these programs examine the factors necessary to build a Culture of Health by supporting the generation and dissemination of evidence about what works to improve population health, well-being, and racial equity.

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Health Data for Action

Health Data For Action (HD4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It equips researchers with valuable data—information that can help them better answer questions that build a Culture of Health. HD4A aims to reduce the barriers often faced by researchers who want to access rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Through each HD4A funding opportunity, RWJF will make data from unique data owners available to researchers.

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Policies for Action

Policies for Action (P4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), administered through the national coordinating center at the Urban Institute. P4A funds research identifying policies, laws, and other public and private sector levers that can help achieve racial justice and health equity and support RWJF’s vision, working with others, to build a Culture of Health that provides everyone in America a fair and just opportunity for health and wellbeing.

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Systems for Action

Systems for Action (S4A) is a national program of RWJF based at the Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado. S4A aims to discover and apply new evidence about ways of aligning the delivery and financing systems that support a Culture of Health. S4A seeks to identify system-level strategies for enhancing the reach, quality, efficiency, and equity of services and supports that promote health and well-being on a population-wide basis. S4A builds on its work and experience as the RWJF National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research and Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks.

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