The Research and Evaluation topics for New Connections funding opportunities arise from specific research questions or evaluation projects developed by each RWJF portfolio or team. Research topics and programs for evaluation provide a clear focus for applicants when responding to the Call for Proposals (CFP) released by New Connections each year. RWJF programming areas are:

 

Building Human Capital

The Human Capital portfolio invests in preparing health professionals for leadership; enhancing the skills and careers of frontline health workers; training scholars to conduct health policy research; and encouraging youth to pursue health careers. Diversity is a core value in Human Capital, and the team aims to attract and prepare people from varied backgrounds to work in health and health care, to better serve the needs of a demographically and culturally changing America. New Connections is one of 11 Scholars and Fellows programs managed in the Human Capital portfolio.

For more information, visit: http://www.rwjf.org/humancapital

Childhood Obesity

The goal of the Childhood Obesity team is to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic by 2015 by improving access to affordable healthy foods and increasing opportunities for physical activity in schools and communities across the nation.

For more information, visit: http://www.rwjf.org/childhoodobesity

Coverage

The Coverage team is working to ensure that everyone in America has stable, affordable health care coverage by developing policies and programs to expand health coverage and maximize enrollment in existing coverage programs.

For more information, visit: http://www.rwjf.org/coverage

Pioneer

The Pioneer team supports innovative ideas and projects that may lead to significant breakthroughs in health and health care. Projects in the Pioneer Portfolio are future-oriented and look beyond conventional thinking to explore solutions at the cutting edge of health and health care.

For more information, visit: http://www.rwjf.org/pioneer

Public Health

The Public Health team believes that every American should have the opportunity to be as healthy as he or she can be. They strive to ensure all Americans have quality public health services and policies that protect, promote and preserve their health, regardless of who they are or where they live.

For more information, visit: http://www.rwjf.org/publichealth

Quality/Equality

The Quality/Equality team is committed to improving the quality of health care for all Americans. Specifically, they aim to help communities across the country set and achieve ambitious goals to improve the quality of health care in ways that matter to patients and their families, including patients from specific racial and ethnic backgrounds who often experience lower-quality care.

For more information, visit: http://rwjf.org/qualityequality/

Vulnerable Populations

The Vulnerable Population portfolio recognizes the critical relationships between our health and where and how we live, work, learn and play. Vulnerable Population programs create sensible solutions that allow people to transcend the social barriers that stand in the way to better health.

For more information, visit:
http://www.rwjf.org/vulnerablepopulations