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NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.878
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 22, 2018
Application: Oct 22, 2018

Scientific/research contact:
Alan VanBiervliet, PhD

Peer review contact:
Zoe Huang, MD

Financial and grants management contact:
Samantha Tempchin


The NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) Program provides funding for projects that use computers, information technology, and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their healthcare providers. The program focus is on innovation and outreach in which information access can reduce health disparities and support underserved communities that bear a disproportionate burden of disease.

This program is in support of the NIH Minority Health and Health Disparities Strategic Plan. According to the Strategic Plan, health disparity populations include:

  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Rural people

Project examples include:

  • Developing or upgrading health information resources/services to meet the needs of health disparity populations
  • Providing health information resources/services to community organizations involved with health disparity populations
  • Developing information strategies to facilitate implementing patient centered care and precision medicine within a health disparity population
  • Developing information resources that will enable persons with health disparities to make informed consent decisions regarding research participation
  • Needs assessment studies that identify the types and forms of information needed by health disparity populations to assist them in making health-related decisions
  • Evaluation studies of existing information resources or services targeted at health disparity populations

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
    • Hispanic-serving institutions
    • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
    • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs)
    • Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
    • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
    • Faith-based or community-based organizations
    • Regional organizations
  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
    • Eligible agencies of the federal government
    • U.S. territory or possession
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Non-domestic entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $150,000 per year
Project period: Up to 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 5

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Zoe Huang, MD by September 22, 2018.

Tagged as
Health disparities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Technology for health and human services

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