State Health Access Reform Evaluation
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THIS SOLICITATION CLOSED: June 01, 2016, 3:00 p.m. ET
States have played and continue to play a critical role in the implementation of health reform. States have made different choices in the roll out of the ACA, including whether to establish a State-Based Marketplace, use a Federal-State Partnership Model, or participate in the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace. States have also made different decisions regarding Medicaid expansion, with several states opting to implement an early (pre-2014) expansion for adults without dependent children, some states expanding in 2014, and several states negotiating unique Medicaid expansion approaches post-2014. Further, some states are experimenting with new payment and delivery systems that integrate health care services, and exploring opportunities to bridge health and social sectors to improve population health.
Under a new SHARE call for proposals, RWJF seeks to fund timely, policy-relevant studies with strong empirical designs to improve the collective understanding of health reform at the state level and to inform policy and the reform implementation process. Eligible studies may be of a single state or a group of states, or they maybe be national analyses that use state-level data.
Proposals could focus on a broad range of topics, including state insurance market regulation and/or the potential use of 1332 waivers to expand coverage; Medicaid policy, including expansion or waivers; and payment and delivery system reforms including efforts to control health care costs, improve competition, and/or promote transparency.
How much funding is available?
Up to $1.3 million will be available under this solicitation to accommodate eight to 12 studies, with individual project funding ranging from $50,000 to $150,000.
Studies can be six to 12 months in length, but preference will be given to rapid-turnaround projects that can be completed within six months.
Who can apply?
Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy-makers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research, economics, sociology, program evaluation, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law, business administration, or other related fields.
When is the submission deadline?
The deadline to submit proposals under this call is June 1, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Where can I learn more?
Click here to access the full call for proposals, with details about potential research questions, eligibility and selection criteria, and the application process.
For a list of previously funded SHARE projects, publications, lessons learned, and policy impacts click here.
State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that supports rigorous research on issues surrounding state health reform. The SHARE program is managed by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC), an RWJF-funded research center in the Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. Staff at AcademyHealth are conducting the call for proposals and the proposal review process, and staff at SHADAC will monitor the awarded grants and assist grantees with the translation, promotion, and dissemination of research findings.