Public Health Services and Systems Research Annual Solicitation 2012

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks to expand the evidence base for effective public health policy and practice through investment in Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR). PHSSR a multi-disciplinary field of study, provides a framework for examining the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the impact of those services on the health of the public (1,2). Guided by the national research agenda for PHSSR, this solicitation aims to further advance the field of PHSSR with the ultimate goal of improving the performance and efficiency of the public health system and the health of the people it serves, regardless of who they are or where they live.

1 Mays, G. P., Halverson, P. K., & Scutchfield FD. Behind the curve? What we know and need to learn from public health systems research. J Public Health Manag Pract 2003;9:179-82. 
2 Scutchfield FD, Marks JS, Perez DJ, Mays GP. Public Health Services and Systems Research. Am J Prev Med .2007 Aug;33(2):169-71.
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