Useful Resource: Grant Writing Basics: How to Start Working on Future Funding Opportunities

The following excerpt comes from the June 25, 2018, post on the Grants.Gov Community Blog. As with many projects in life, it is best to begin your planning and writing as early as you can. When applying for federal grants, the OMB Uniform Guidance sets forth a 30 to 60 day range for federal funding opportunities … Continue reading Useful Resource: Grant Writing Basics: How to Start Working on Future Funding Opportunities

Useful Resource: NIH Grants Process Overview

In order to provide investigators with tools to create and submit successful grant proposals, NIH created a web portal providing information on the steps required for an application to proceed from planning and submission through to award and closeout. Portal resources include: Learn the Basics: NIH Grants Process: The Big Picture video Understand NIH: Finding … Continue reading Useful Resource: NIH Grants Process Overview

Grants: How do Academics and Community Partners Write Grants Together?

In this short video from the Virginia Commonwealth University Division of Community Engagement, Dr. Tracey Gendron and Ms. Sadie Rubin discuss the grant writing. Taken from a Collaborative Curiosity Google Hangout, the video briefly addresses issues of respect, communication, and joint decision making. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udSJ8NidQDs

Building and Bridging: Collaborating to Improve Health

From the article by Karen Minyard and Chris Parker on the Build Healthy Places Network Blog: ...Recognizing that health cannot be achieved or maintained in isolation, Bridging for Health: Improving Community Health Through Innovations in Financing takes a systemic approach to improving population health, much in the same way that the Build Healthy Places Network … Continue reading Building and Bridging: Collaborating to Improve Health

Innovations in Health Equity

The Spring 2016 supplement of the Stanford Social Innovation Review explores the work of different funders and organizations that are addressing areas of inequity  in various aspects of life that affect health. Published for Grantmakers in Health with support from the Aetna Foundation, the supplement explores philanthropy in addressing health disparities, the challenges to health … Continue reading Innovations in Health Equity

Policy Research to Improve Health

In 2015, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation founded the Policies for Action program to encourage broad-based research to identify policies, laws, and other regulatory tools in the public and private sectors that can contribute to the building of a Culture of Health. Administered through the National Coordinating Center at Temple University's Center for Health Law, … Continue reading Policy Research to Improve Health

Invest Health: Strategies for Healthier Cities

In early November, The Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation announced Invest Health as an initiative to help align people, strategies, and capital to improve health in cities across the country. According to the press release, “The initiative aims to transform the way city leaders work together to help all communities thrive with … Continue reading Invest Health: Strategies for Healthier Cities

Systems for Building a Culture of Health

In early December, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation released a call for proposals in the program Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health. The Systems for Action program explores novel ways of “aligning the delivery and financing systems that could support a Culture Of Health.” The program uses a … Continue reading Systems for Building a Culture of Health

Fund commits $100 Million to New Funding for Affordable Housing, Health Care

In early November, the Healthy Futures fund -- a collaboration of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Morgan Stanley and The Kresge Foundation -- announced that after fully funding the pilot initiative started in 2013, it would provide another $100 million to finance affordable housing development, community health centers, and local services that address the … Continue reading Fund commits $100 Million to New Funding for Affordable Housing, Health Care