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Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.137
Sponsors
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Deadlines
Apr 20, 2021
Contact

For programmatic or technical questions:
Paul Rodriguez
240.453.8208
Paul.Rodriguez@hhs.gov

For grants management or budget questions:
Roscoe Brunson, Jr.
240.453.8822
Roscoe.Brunson@hhs.gov

Purpose

This program will provide grants for demonstration projects of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing and/or other mitigation measures in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including rural communities.

The program goals align with:

  • Increase the proportion of adults whose healthcare provider checked their understanding
  • Reduce the proportion of adults who report poor patient and provider communication
  • Increase the proportion of adults whose healthcare providers involved them in decisions as much as they wanted
  • Increase the proportion of people with vaccination records in an information system

Priority is placed on health disparities. Factors that will be considered when reviewing applications include:

Eligibility

Applicant eligibility is limited to local municipalities, such as city, township, county, and parish governments.

Applicants applying to serve rural areas should use the rural health grants eligibility analyzer.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Rural communities: Approximately 43 awards, up to $3,000,000 each

Urban communities: approximately 30 awards, up to $4,000,000 each

The project period is up to 2 years.

Application process

Links to the full grant announcement and the online application process are available through grants.gov.

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Health literacy · Infectious diseases · Public health · Vaccination



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