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

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): Jul 5, 2024
Application: Aug 5, 2024

Scientific and grants management contacts by research area

Peer review contact:
Yujing Liu, MD, PhD


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 develop a product, process, or service with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing and ultimately eliminating health disparities in one or more NIH-defined population groups.

The proposed technology should improve racial and ethnic minority health or reduce health disparities by addressing factors listed in the NIMHD Research Framework and/or by addressing other barriers and social determinants of health, including but not limited to:

  • Physical barriers that may limit access to healthcare, such as transportation and proximity to facilities
  • Knowledge barriers that can inhibit healthcare delivery, including health literacy and language barriers or lack of patient information for providers
  • Infrastructure barriers for facilities such as rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers, and critical access hospitals that may not have the same resources and expertise of large hospitals and health networks
  • Economic barriers that contribute to disparities in healthcare access, such as lack of financial resources or insurance coverage
  • Cultural barriers that involve certain shared beliefs, social customs and practices that may impede access to or deter members of a social group from seeking care or engaging in health promoting activities or technologies

NIH-defined health disparity population groups include:

  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • People with lower socioeconomic status
  • Underserved rural communities
  • Sexual and gender minorities
  • People with disabilities

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

Award ceiling: $306,872 for Phase I awards and $2,045,816 for Phase II awards
Project period: 6 months for Phase I and up to 2 years for Phase II
Estimated total program funding and number of awards: Based on research area and NIH Component

Application process

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

Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to email a letter of intent to at least 30 days prior to the application due date.

This opportunity expires on December 10, 2026.

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Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Benefit enrollment and application · Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Health insurance · Health literacy · Hispanic or Latino · LGBTQI+ · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Physical activity · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health · Technology for health and human services · Telehealth · Vaccination · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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