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Development and Implementation of Innovative Interventions that Effectively Address Health Disparities in Access to Care for Medically Underserved Communities

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Bristol Myers Squibb
Nov 5, 2021

Suchitra Kurria

Suzanne Snyder


Through this funding opportunity, Bristol Myers Squibb will provide grants for community health worker and patient navigation training and service delivery programs that address:

  • Community outreach and engagement for linkage to care and supportive services
    • Assist patients to access healthcare coverage and linkage to a medical home
    • Bolster disease and awareness education and increase utilization of screening and preventive care services
    • Provide culturally sensitive and appropriate support for patients that address social determinants of health
  • Care coordination and patient navigation
    • Focus on continuum of care so patients are not lost to follow up and receive equitable, high-quality care
    • Improve transitions in care and referral between primary care and specialty including improving awareness and enrollment in clinical trials among diverse patient populations
    • Support patient clinical journeys through treatment initiation, maintenance, and monitoring inclusive of psychosocial needs
  • Ensuring the cultural competency and ethnic diversity of the community health worker and patient navigation workforce

Therapeutic areas of focus include:

  • Oncology
  • Hematology
  • Rheumatology
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Atrial fibrillation

Projects should identify and reach underserved populations including, but not limited to:

  • Racial and ethnic diverse groups
  • Individuals of low socioeconomic status
  • Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) community
  • Differently abled individuals
  • Individuals who lack or have limited health insurance coverage
  • Residents in certain geographic locations, including rural areas
  • Immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers
  • Adolescents, young adults, and individuals age 65 and above

Eligible applicants include U.S. based nonprofit patient advocacy and community-based organizations, health equity focused organizations and coalitions, medical or professional societies, and academic institutions.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $750,000
Project period: 2 years

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website when applications are being accepted.

Submit the proposal online using the instructions on the how to apply page.

Tagged as
Access · Arthritis · Cancer · Children and youth · Community health workers · Culture and cultural competency · Elderly population · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Immigrants · LGBTQI+ · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Uninsured and underinsured

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