The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) signature research program, Health Data for Action (HD4A), managed by AcademyHealth, aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing data by serving as a bridge between data owners and interested researchers. RWJF is now accepting submissions for the HD4A Call for Proposals (CFP) through August 18, 2023. Through the HD4A CFP, RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers. Learn more about the HD4A CFP here.

To assist with the application process, RWJF and AcademyHealth encouraged CFP applicants to attend an applicant information webinar, hosted by AcademyHealth staff. Please note that specific questions about the available data or participating data providers was not answered during the applicant webinar. Applicants are encouraged to review the material provided in the CFP before reaching out to the data provider contacts provided within the CFP.

Watch Recorded Webinar

Presentation slides from the webinar are available here.

Learning Objectives

During this webinar, attendees:

  • Received an overview of the program from AcademyHealth staff
  • Learned about the 2023 funding opportunity and the grantmaking process
  • Had the opportunity to ask AcademyHealth staff any questions they had. 

Speaker List


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Rishika Desai, M.P.H.

Senior Manager - AcademyHealth

Rishika Desai, M.P.H., is a Senior Manager with Academy Health, where she is responsible for supporting Robert... Read Bio



Megan Collado, M.P.H.

Senior Director - AcademyHealth

Megan Collado is a Senior Director at AcademyHealth, where she manages a number of Robert Wood Johnson Foundat... Read Bio

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Maura Dugan

Research Associate - AcademyHealth

Maura Dugan is a Research Associate that supports a number of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) grantm... Read Bio