Foundation / Corporation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
08/12/19 3:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories researchers based at public and private organizations for research examining the relationship between the social needs of Medicaid participants and managed care contracting and payment strategies. Applicants must submit an LOI before applying.
The 2019 RTHS call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund research studies that examine how state Medicaid programs are using managed care payment and contracting strategies to address enrollees’ social needs; the ways MCOs are responding; and the effect of these activities on enrollees, plans, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders. RWJF strongly encourages applicants to consider how these activities affect health equity, meaning that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.
The goal of this funding opportunity is to generate timely evidence on the experiences of states, MCOs, Medicaid enrollees, and community-based organizations in order to inform future decision-making by state and federal policymakers and other key stakeholders.
Proposals within the scope of this CFP will examine: a) issues related to the implementation of managed care payment and contracting strategies by states and related activities by Medicaid MCOs to address enrollees’ social needs; b) the impact of these strategies and activities on health equity, costs, utilization, health, and other outcomes of interest to state and federal policymakers, MCOs, community-based organizations, or other stakeholders; or c) both.
RWJF will prioritize proposals that address health equity and stand to contribute significant, new information to the evidence base and to current and future policy decisions. RWJF is particularly interested in understanding enrollees’ perspectives on the strategies and activities discussed above, as well as understanding unintended consequences associated with these strategies. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include Medicaid enrollees, patients, and the public in the research process, from the earliest research stages through to dissemination of the findings. Proposals that focus on one or more states and that employ quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods approaches as appropriate are welcome.
Grant funds may be used for project staff salaries, consultant fees, data collection and analysis, meetings, supplies, project-related travel, and other direct project expenses, including a limited amount of equipment essential to the project.
For a detailed description of major topics and questions of interest, see the Call for Proposals: https://anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1458&cfpOverviewId=#page=2
GrantWatch ID#: 186097
Six to eight studies will be funded.
Project funding will range from $150,000 to $250,000 per project.
Funding is intended to accommodate studies of 12 to 24 months ( up to $150,000 for projects of up to 12 months, and up to $250,000 for projects lasting between 12–24 months). Grants begin February 1, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: https://my.rwjf.org/login.do?applyCfpId=2909&cfp=2909
Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Responsible staff members at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are:
- Mona Shah, PhD, senior program officer
- Alexis Levy, senior communications officer
- Stephen Theisen, senior program financial analyst
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