Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44)
Application: May 3, 2021
Program contacts by research area: :
Rick Berzon, DrPH
Clinical and Health Services Research
Nathan Stinson, Jr., PhD, MD, MPH
Community Health and Population Sciences
Michael H. Sayre, PhD
Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences
Peer review contact:
Yujing Liu, MD, PhD
Financial and grants management
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 develop an innovative product, 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 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 hospitals and community health centers without the resources and expertise of large hospitals and without the ability to afford advanced medical technologies
- 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
- African Americans/Blacks
- American Indians/Alaska Natives
- 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.
Number of awards: 3-4
Total funding available: $1,000,000
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