RWJF Culture of Health Prize RFP
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Identifying the Next Phase of Leadership and Management for the RWJF Culture of Health Prize RFP
See attached RFP and link below
One contract (February 1, 2021 through December 15, 2023, up to $4M) will be provided to the selected entity to provide leadership and management of the Prize for the 2022 and 2023 cohorts, in line with the responsibilities outlined in this RFP.
This program is institutionally limited. Please contact the Office of Research and Innovation at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in this proposal by June 30.
This request seeks an entity to re-imagine, lead, and manage the next two-year phase of the leadership and management of the national RWJF Culture of Health Prize. The coronavirus pandemic, recent police violence, and growing inequity across the nation underscore the importance of community conditions and collective efforts for all residents to have a fair and just opportunity for health. The RWJF Culture of Health Prize is one way that RWJF lifts up examples of communities working at the forefront of advancing health, opportunity, and equity. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of community members and leaders across the country who are working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that the opportunity for better health flourishes for all. As a national recognition prize, the Prize honors work that communities have already accomplished to address community conditions that enable health, equity, and opportunity and demonstrates what it takes to make lasting change.
RWJF has decided to re-compete the leadership and management of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize in its entirety, where the new phase will begin with informing the 2021 Prize winner celebration and planning for the 2022 Prize cohort. This solicitation provides applicants the opportunity to put forward a vision and approach to re-design the national Prize, responsive to the goals and design parameters set forth in this CFP. The Prize will continue as a national recognition prize that honors whole communities (geographically defined jurisdictions) in line with RWJF’s Culture of Health vision. RWJF seeks applicants to propose approaches to the selection, strategic communications, celebration, and learning activities in ways that advance the Prize’s reach, influence, visibility, and the Foundation’s commitment to health equity. The applicant selected through this call for proposals will have the following responsibilities:
- Prize program vision, strategy, and implementation
- Prize program relationships
- Selection process
- Celebrating and learning activities with new winners and alumni, including strategic communications
- Ongoing project management and quality improvement
As part of these responsibilities, the lead entity would be expected to have the capacity to coordinate and facilitate logistics and reimburse stipends, honoraria, meals, and other travel expenses. This capacity may include coordinating with RWJF’s Foundation Services or RWJF-contracted vendors related to meetings and travel.
The University of Wisconsin Public Health Institute (UWPHI) is the current program lead for the RWJF Culture of Health Prize.