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AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.226
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 25, 2017

For scientific or research questions:
AHRQ Staff by Program and Portfolio Area

For peer review:
Kishena Wadhwani

For financial or grants management questions:
Office of Management Services, Division of Grants Management


The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award to support the dissemination and implementation of a specified health services research project concerning the delivery of healthcare in inner-city and rural areas, including frontier areas.

The project must produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable and affordable. Grantees should work with the Department of Health and Human Services and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used.

Priority areas of focus are:

  • Improving healthcare quality by accelerating implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
  • Making healthcare safer
  • Increasing accessibility by evaluating expansions of insurance coverage
  • Improving healthcare affordability, efficiency and cost transparency

AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural healthcare delivery.

Priority populations include:

  • Low income groups
  • Minority groups
  • Women and children
  • The elderly
  • Individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need chronic care or end-of-life healthcare

Eligible applicants include:

  • Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization
  • Unit of local or State government
  • Eligible agency of the federal government
  • Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized)
  • Indian/Native American tribal government (Other than federally recognized)
  • Indian/Native American tribally designated organization
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $250,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

Standard NIH application due dates for the R18 activity code apply to this funding opportunity.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Elderly population · Health disparities · Healthcare business and finance · Healthcare quality · People with disabilities · Research methods and resources · Uninsured and underinsured · Women

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