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Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.310
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 29, 2020
Application: May 29, 2020

The Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) provides funding for research to examine mechanisms underlying racial and ethnic disparities in maternal mortality and morbidity and/or testing the efficacy of interventions to reduce these disparities.

Specific areas of research interest include:

  • Integration of health systems and/or community-based practices into healthcare systems to enhance access to and continuity of care for racial and ethnic minority women, socioeconomically disadvantaged women, and women living in rural areas, during the perinatal period and up to one year after delivery
  • Multi-level strategies to enhance self-care and self-management of racial and ethnic minority mothers in the postpartum period
  • Multi-level strategies, such as those utilizing health information technology tools, to ensure that racial and ethnic minority women and women living in rural areas receive preventative obstetric care consistent with national evidence-based recommended guidelines
  • The impact of quality improvement efforts implemented by state perinatal quality collaboratives on racial and ethnic disparities in state-level maternal mortality and morbidity rates
  • The role of access to and use of quality and affordable primary care in managing medical conditions and adverse outcomes in the year after delivery
  • Strategies to implement recommended guidelines of care for chronic or pre-existing health conditions during pregnancy and up to one year post-partum, and evaluate their effectiveness within the context of age, place, and social determinants of health
  • Development and testing of new or adapted multilevel interventions, health services research, and/or implementation research in the "real world" to examine the uptake, scale up, and sustainability of proven-effective, evidence-based interventions or practices

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
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Application budgets are limited to $500,000 per year in direct costs for a project period of 5 years.

Application process

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

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Maryline Laude-Sharp, PhD by April 29, 2020.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Health disparities · Health information technology · Hispanic or Latino · Maternal health and prenatal care · Mortality · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health · Telehealth · Women

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