Proposal Deadline: August 8, 2012 (3:00 p.m. EDT)
Public Health Services and Systems Research (PHSSR) is a multidisciplinary field of study that examines the organization, financing, delivery and quality of public health services within communities and the resulting impact on population health. The National Coordinating Center for PHSSR and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seek to expand the evidence-base for effective decision-making in public health practice and policy through research that responds to the questions defined in the National Agenda for PHSSR. This solicitation is intended to strengthen the pool of researchers available to conduct PHSSR and to build on successful principles and models previously demonstrated in public health and health services research. The awards support mentored, intensive career development experiences through funding, educational experiences, and protected time to conduct independent research.