Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44)
Application: Apr 1, 2019
Vincent A. Thomas Jr., MSW, MPA
Benyam Hailu, MD
Peer review contact:
Thomas M. Vollberg, Sr., 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 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
- 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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