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March 2007

NEW: 2007 Special Topic Solicitation in Public Health Systems Research

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), through its Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) Initiative, has issued a special topic solicitation on Public Health Systems Research (PHSR). HCFO is administered by AcademyHealth.  

PHSR is a field of inquiry examining the organization, financing, and delivery of pubic health services at local, state, and national levels, and the impact of these activities on population health. This research provides a better understanding of the demands placed on public health systems, the services they provide, and the capacity, funding, and organizational structure needed to support these activities. Ultimately, this research will facilitate better allocation and use of public health resources. PHSR grants will contribute to this evidence base and assist practitioners and policymakers in examining these issues, identifying possible solutions, and improving performance.

Application Procedure: This solicitation is open to all qualified applicants. All applicants are required to submit a brief proposal on or before April 11, 2007. To access the solicitation and application instructions, please visit Frequently Asked Questions can be found at Upon review of the brief proposals, projects will be invited to submit full proposals. (Please do not submit a full proposal unless invited to do so.) This is the third year that the Foundation has solicited PHSR applications. To see examples of previously awarded projects, please visit