06 February 2013

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation , created in 1936, is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to public health. The foundation's efforts focus on improving both the health of everyone in America, and their healthcare- how it's delivered, how it's paid for, and how well it does for patients and their families.


  • Health Policy
  • Prevention
  • Cost and Value
  • Leadership
Program Areas:
  • Reversing Childhood Obesity
  • Ensuring Coverage for the Uninsured
  • Investing in People to Improve Health
  • Fostering Pioneering Ideas
  • Improving the Public's Health
  • Advancing Healthcare Quality
  • Helping the Most Vulnerable Populations

What They Fund: Proposals must address one of the seven program areas. Public agencies, universities, and 501(c)3 public charities are funded.

Types of Projects Funded:
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to fund innovative projects that can have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change, such as:
  • Service demonstrations
  • Gathering and monitoring health-related statistics
  • Public education
  • Training and fellowship programs
  • Policy Analysis
  • Health services research
  • technical assistance
  • Communications activities
  • Evaluations 
For more information please visit the foundation's website.

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