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Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional)

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

Financial and grants management contact:
Priscilla Grant, JD
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities


The purpose of this opportunity is to stimulate a partnership of ideas and technologies between small business concerns and nonprofit research institutions resulting in improving minority health and the reduction of health disparities. Funding should be used to develop products, processes, and services that can be used to improve minority health and/or reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population groups. Technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable.

NIH 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 living in underserved rural areas
  • Sexual/gender minorities

Technologies are also needed to assist in overcoming the social determinants of health (SDOH) and various barriers, including but not limited to:

  • Physical Barriers – Factors such as proximity to healthcare facilities and transportation that limit access to healthcare
  • Knowledge Barriers - Health literacy and language barriers that inhibit healthcare delivery, as well as a lack of patient information for healthcare providers
  • Infrastructure Barriers - Limited access to resources, expertise, and advanced medical technologies for rural hospitals and community health centers
  • Economic Barriers - Disparities in healthcare access caused by lack of insurance coverage and/or financial resources
  • Cultural Barriers - Cultural beliefs, practices, procedures, and policies shared among the members of social groups, including racial/ethnic populations, communities, healthcare organizations, institutions, and facilities, that impede access to healthcare, health promoting activities, or health promoting technologies

Detailed lists of research objectives and specific areas of research interest are provided in the application instructions.


Eligible applicants are for-profit small businesses organized in the United States.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total funding normally may not exceed $256,580 for Phase I awards and $1,710,531 for Phase II awards. The total project period is 1 year for Phase I and 2 years for Phase II.

NIH intends to commit an estimated total of $1,000,000 to fund 3-4 awards.

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 Yujing Liu, MD, PhD by April 2, 2021.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Health literacy · Hispanic or Latino · LGBT · Limited English proficient · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Poverty · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health · Technology for health and human services · Uninsured and underinsured

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