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Addressing Disparities Research Grants

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 4, 2020
Application: May 5, 2020

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Addressing Disparities Research Grants provide funding to research the comparative effectiveness of enhanced interventions that reduce or eliminate disparities in health and healthcare.

Studies should focus on overcoming barriers that may disproportionately affect the outcomes of specific groups of patients or should identify best practices for reducing disparities.

Priority areas of interest include research that:

  • Compares evidence-based interventions to reduce or eliminate disparities in patient-centered outcomes (PCOs), including health, healthcare, and patient-reported outcomes
  • Compares benefits and risks of treatment, diagnostic, prevention, or service options with attention to eliminating disparities
  • Compares and identifies best practices for tailoring evidence-based interventions to patient populations at risk for disparities
  • Focuses on one or more of the following target populations:
    • Residents of rural areas
    • Racial and ethnic minority groups
    • Low-income groups
    • Individuals with low health literacy, numeracy, or limited English proficiency
    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons
    • Individuals with special healthcare needs, including individuals with disabilities

Applications may be submitted by any public or private sector research organization, including:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • For-profit organizations
  • University or college hospitals and healthcare systems
  • Laboratories
  • Manufacturers
  • Units of local, state, or federal government

Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $5,000,000
Project period: 3-4 years
Total funding available: $8,000,000

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the application instructions are available on the program website.

Submit the letter of intent using the online portal by February 4, 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal, with a deadline of May 5, 2020.

Tagged as
Health disparities · Health literacy · LGBT · Limited English proficient · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Research methods and resources

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