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Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.307
National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 4, 2021
Application: Mar 4, 2021

See the contact list by research area in the application instructions.

Peer review contact:
Peer review contact information will appear in the applicant's eRA Commons account approximately 2 weeks after the submission date.


This program provides funding for research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.

Specific areas of research interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementation models of delivering clinical decision support in diverse settings (such as small, rural, safety net clinics) and the usability of these tools in reducing disparities in quality of care and outcomes
  • Multi-level interventions that leverage health IT to improve the care of complex chronic diseases in diverse primary care settings
  • Implementation models of leveraging health IT for quality improvement in less resourced primary care practices that serve health disparity populations
  • Interventions that address the health literacy demands of electronic health records driven conversations on shared decision making and the health outcomes of patients in safety net clinics
  • Disparities in adoption rates of patient portals especially among older minority users, rural residents, low-income patients, persons with low English proficiency and/or limited health literacy, and racial/ethnic minority patients

Projects should include a focus on one or more NIH-designated health disparity populations, which include:

  • Blacks/African Americans
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Asians, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations of any race
  • Underserved rural populations
  • Sexual and gender minorities

Eligible applicants include:

  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • 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 and non-domestic components of U.S. entities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project.

The maximum project period is 5 years.

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 Beda Jean-Francois, Ph.D. at least 30 days prior to application submission.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Cancer · Health disparities · Health information technology · Health literacy · Healthcare quality · Hispanic or Latino · LGBT · Limited English proficient · Minorities · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Poverty · Primary care · Technology for health and human services

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