RWJF: Emergency Response for the Public Innovation Challenge

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Next predicted deadline: Jul 22, 2021 8:59pm PDT (Pre proposal)

Later predicted deadlines: Sep 18, 2021 8:59pm PDT (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Health Information Technology Data Science & Digital Information Systems Disaster Preparedness Biomedical informatics

Applicant type: Organizations, Individuals

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Emergency Response for the Public Innovation Challenge

Can you build a health technology tool to support the needs of individuals affected by a large-scale health crisis (pandemic, natural disaster, or other public health emergency)?

Digital health solutions are in a unique position to help consumers navigate information, find needed resources, and more during these difficult times. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic apps and digital tools are connecting individuals to emotional support, educational resources, and health care without person to person contact, helping to limit the spread of the virus.    


  • Solution that helps consumers understand clinical guidelines/recommendations during an outbreak.
  • App that connects consumers with resources (e.g. cleaning supplies, medications, testing capability) during an emergency or disaster.
  • Technology that address consumers’ physical and mental well-being during and following emergencies including:
    • Behavioral/emotional health.
    • Physical care for injuries, supporting chronic conditions.
    • Food security and/or shelter resources.
    • Mobile tool that allows consumers to alert their loved ones and healthcare providers of their wellbeing/needs.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


This page was last reviewed June 11, 2021 and last updated June 11, 2021