Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award for Health Equity

Funding Agency:
AIDS United

AIDS United’s mission is to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. We fulfill our mission through strategic grantmaking, policy and advocacy, and capacity building assistance. 

The vision of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is to build a culture of health to ensure the achievement of health equity. The RWJF Award for Health Equity presented by AIDS United, is a six-year annual award program (through December 2022) supporting RWJF’s vision, that honors an individual or a two-person team, who have successfully implemented systems changes, and promoted and highlighted solutions at the community level that lead to health equity. The recipient of this annual award will receive a $3,000 prize and will be honored at the RWJF Annual Recognition Event in Princeton, New Jersey in December 2019. 

Deadline for Nominations: Aug. 9, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The RWJF-AIDS United Award for Health Equity recognizes individuals or teams of no more than two individuals, who have successfully implemented a systems-change approach to reduce health inequities within the past two years, in one or more of the following areas: 1) access to quality care; 2) education; 3) employment; 4) income; 5) community environment; 6) housing; and, 7) public safety. 

The RWJF-AIDS United Award is open only to individuals and teams of no more than two individuals, who meet all of the following eligibility criteria: are (a) citizens or legal residents of the United States, (b) thirteen (13) years of age or older, (c) not a trustee, director, officer, shareholder, employee, contractor, agent, representative, or affiliate of RWJF, Sponsor, selection committee or the spouse/domestic partner, parent, sibling, child, or grandchild of any of the foregoing, (d) have not previously received any RWJF Award for Health Equity from any sponsor organization in any year. Each individual, each team, and each individual member of a team, is referred to as a “Nominee” in these Rules. 



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Social Sciences

External Deadline

August 9, 2019