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Community Level Interventions to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Health Disparities (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)

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
Jan 8, 2027

Scientific/research contact:

Crystal L. Barksdale, PhD, MPH

Peer review contact:
Peer review assignment and contact information will be in the eRA Commons account 2 weeks after the submission deadline.

Financial and grants management contact:
Priscilla Grant, JD


This opportunity provides funding for research to develop and test community-level interventions to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

Specific areas of research interest include:

  • Increasing affordable healthy food options and opportunities for physical activity outside the home
  • Changing community norms and reducing structural barriers related to health promoting behaviors, such as breastfeeding, vaccination, physical activity, and preventive health screening
  • Improving community attitudes towards sociodemographic groups or towards individuals with certain health conditions
  • Promoting screening, detection, help-seeking, and self-management related to acute or chronic illnesses
  • Enhancing the ability of community dwelling older adults to age in place or individuals with disabilities to live independently and maintain health and well-being
  • Promoting community re-integration and health of individuals returning to the community after incarceration or institutionalization
  • Promoting healthy transition of individuals returning to the community after acute or chronic hospitalization
  • Preventing accidental injury, interpersonal violence, suicide, and suicide thoughts and behaviors especially with use of firearms

Health disparity populations include:

  • Blacks/African Americans
  • Hispanics/Latinos
  • American Indians/Alaska Natives
  • Asian Americans
  • Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged populations
  • Underserved rural populations
  • Sexual and gender minorities

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
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Application budgets are limited to $1,000,000 direct costs annually.

The maximum project period is 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 Crystal L. Barksdale, PhD, MPH at least 30 days before application submission.

Tagged as
Abuse and violence · Aging and aging-related services · American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Behavioral health · Black or African American · Food security and nutrition · Health disparities · Health screening · Hispanic or Latino · Injuries · LGBTQI+ · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · People with disabilities · Physical activity · Poverty · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Stigma · Substance use and misuse · Suicide and suicide prevention · Vaccination · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

Organizations (3)

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