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Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.307
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 1, 2019
Application: Apr 1, 2019

Scientific/research contacts:

Vincent A. Thomas Jr., MSW, MPA

Benyam Hailu, MD

Peer review contact:
Thomas M. Vollberg, Sr., PhD

Financial and grants management contact:
Priscilla Grant, JD


Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional) will award funding to small business concerns (SBCs) to to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process, or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating health disparities.

The proposed technology should improve racial and ethnic minority health or reduce health disparities through the enhancement of:

  • Access to healthcare institutions and providers, especially those located in geographically remote or physically difficult to access locations
  • Medical and health knowledge through increased opportunities for populations with limited English proficiency or low health, food, or media literacy
  • Diverse medical and non-medical providers and organizations serving health disparity populations
  • Publicly available resources including free and/or affordable and sustainable insurance coverage, enrollment in social safety net programs, such as the women, infants, and children special supplemental nutrition program (WIC), Medicaid, social security, and school meals
  • Quality healthcare delivered in culturally acceptable and respectful manners and in safe environments and appropriately priced for providers

NIH-defined health disparity population groups include:

  • Racial and ethnic minorities
    • African Americans/Blacks
    • Hispanics/Latinos
    • American Indians/Alaska Natives
    • Asians
    • Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals
  • Individuals residing in rural areas
  • Sexual and gender minorities

Appropriate technologies must be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and easily accessible to those who need them.

Specific areas of research interest are listed in the application instructions.


Small business concerns (SBCs) in the United States are eligible to apply.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Number of awards: 3-4
Total funding available: $1,000,000

Consult the application instructions for specific budget information.
Application process

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

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a letter of intent by March 1, 2019 to

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Benefit enrollment and application · Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Health insurance · Health literacy · Hispanic or Latino · LGBT · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Physical activity · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Technology for health and human services · Telehealth · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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