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New Funding Available to Explore Novel Use of Technologies That Improve Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issues Call for Proposals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a call for proposals through its national program, Project HealthDesign: Rethinking the Power and Potential of Personal Health Records. Grant recipients will work to assess and test the potential of “observations of daily living” to help patients and physicians better manage chronic illnesses.

A total of up to $2.4 million is available in this second round of funding to as many as five grantee teams for 24-month demonstration projects. Grants may total up to $480,000 each. Funded teams will work closely with patients and providers across different care settings. Led by a national program office based at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the teams will demonstrate how health data from everyday life—observations such as meals, sleep, exercise levels, pain episodes, and even moods—can be collected, interpreted, and integrated into the clinical care process.

Applicants for this round of funding may be public entities, nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined under section 509(a), or for-profit entities.

The Project HealthDesign call for proposals is available at Brief proposals are due June 3, 2009. Potential applicants should contact the program at [email protected] for more information.