The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is focused on building a national Culture of Health. A Culture of Health is one where all are enabled to lead healthier lives, now and for generations to come. The Foundation believes deeply in the importance of research, evaluation, and learning to build a transdisciplinary evidence base that helps inform efforts to improve health, well-being, and equity. They recognize that access to rich data is a cornerstone of producing such timely and objective research. Health Data for Action (HD4A), the newest RWJF signature research program, aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Through each HD4A funding opportunity, RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers.

2017 Awarded Grants 


The 2018 HD4A Call for Proposals is now open. Information about the solicitation is available here

An informational webinar for applicants was held on November 9, 2018 to provide an overview of the CFP and offer an opportunity for potential applicants to ask questions about the program, the data, and the grantmaking process. The webinar recording is available here


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Megan Collado, M.P.H.

Director - AcademyHealth

Megan Collado is a director at AcademyHealth, where she manages a number of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gra... Read Bio

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Lauren Gerlach, M.P.P.

Director - AcademyHealth

Lauren Gerlach is a director at AcademyHealth, where she manages the day-to-day work of the Translation and Di... Read Bio


Dóra Illei

Research Assistant

Dóra Illei is a Research Assistant at AcademyHealth supporting a number of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gran... Read Bio