RWJF Award for Health Equity presented by CCPH

 

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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is proud to announce a partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to award the RWJF-CCPH Award. The RWJF-CCPH Award highlights the power and potential of community-campus partnerships successfully using systems and policy change needed to overcome the root causes of health, social, environmental and economic inequalities.  The award recognizes two “Key Leaders” or key individuals (one community member and one academic partner) who spearhead the success to the field in the area of exemplary partnerships between communities and academic institutions that are striving to achieve health equity and social justice.

The RWJF-CCPH Award is part of a series of awards, supported by RWJF, but administered separately by independent organizations. RWJF believes that it is critical to improve systems that influence the determinants of health —such as public safety, employment, housing, education—in order to improve lives and reduce health disparities.

Key Leaders need not be with partnerships that are members of CCPH.  Key Leaders that have applied in the past but did not receive the award or honorable mentions may re-submit.  CCPH can only accept applications in English. The RWJF-CCPH Award is open only to individuals who are (a) citizens or legal residents of the United States. 

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the RWJF- CCPH Award for Healthy Equity

 

Q: What is the intent of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Community-Campus Partnerships for Health Annual Award for Health Equity?
A: RWJF-CCPH Award will highlight the power and potential of Key Leaders within community-campus partnerships successfully using systems and policy change needed to overcome the root causes of health, social, environmental and economic inequalities.  The RWJF-CCPH Award recognizes noteworthy leaders and examples to the field in the area of exemplary partnerships between communities and academic institutions that are striving to achieve health equity and social justice.

The RWJF-CCPH Award is part of a series of awards, supported by RWJF, but administered separately by independent organizations. RWJF believes that it is critical to improve systems that influence the determinants of health —such as public safety, employment, housing, education—in order to improve lives and reduce health disparities.

Q: Are there any requirements of the award recipient?
A: As an award recipient, we expect that each Key Leader will accept the award in person at an award presentation ceremony during a Community-Campus Partnerships for Health event at CCPH’s expense. Award recipients may also choose to participate in invited CCPH workshops, presentations, and publications.

Q: Does the award come with any money?
A: Two Key Leaders will receive $1,500 each as an unrestricted cash prize. Travel and lodging costs are covered for the two recipients to accept the award in person. Refer to Official Rules for a full description of rules governing the RWJF-CCPH Award.

Q: Who reviews the award applications and how do they make decisions?
A: The application packets are reviewed by a combination of external reviewers, CCPH staff, and/or CCPH board members. Decisions about the award and any honorable mentions will be made on the basis of the intent, eligibility and selection criteria contained in the guidelines. 

 

Click here to learn more about the 2016 RWJF-CCPH Award Winners!

Learn more about previous winners of the Annual CCPH awards here!