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Decoding Disparities QuickFire Challenge

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Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC, Johnson and Johnson Innovation
Jun 25, 2021

A challenge seeking innovative ideas to better understand health disparities in the areas of mental health, inflammatory bowel diseases, and cardiovascular disease. Populations of interest include racial and ethnic minority populations (Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaska Native) as well as the rural and urban poor.

Considerations will be given to:

  • Data integration aspect of population health management to:
    • Identify gaps within communities of color that are amenable to change
    • Provide actionable insights to inform potential targeted interventions and resource development
  • Barriers to equitable access to healthcare across the patient journey including the patient/physician level and clinical encounter:
    • Cultural or social determinants of health (SDOH) related barriers, symptom awareness/recognition, enablement of care-seeking behaviors
    • Getting diagnosed
    • Access to primary/specialty care, access to evidence-based interventions, barriers to initiating and maintaining treatment
    • Physician/patient relationship
    • Appropriate support to enable patient to access, fulfill, and adhere to treatment to maximize benefits and minimize risks

Eligibility is open to U.S. based innovators including entrepreneurs, health systems experts, technologists, researchers, academia, and students.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Grant funding will be awarded in increments of $200,000, $100,000, and $50,000.

Awardees will receive mentoring and access to the Johnson and Johnson Innovation JLABS ecosystem.

Application process

A link to the online application portal is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Black or African American · Cardiovascular disease · Culture and cultural competency · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Mental health · Minorities · Poverty · Primary care · Social determinants of health · Specialty care · Technology for health and human services

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