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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): Apr 2, 2021
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 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 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
    • 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 April 2, 2021 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 · Social determinants of health · Technology for health and human services · Telehealth · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

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