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Emergency Award: RADx-UP Dissemination and Implementation Research on COVID-19 Testing Interventions among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 9, 2023
Application: Jul 10, 2023

This opportunity will provide funding to support dissemination and implementation (D&I) research focused on increasing access to and uptake of COVID-19 testing interventions with the goal of reducing COVID-19 disparities and promoting health equity among underserved and vulnerable populations.

Research topics and questions of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • What culturally and community specific D&I strategies can enhance the reach, adoption, effectiveness, integration and/or maintenance of COVID-19 testing interventions, including testing linked to active treatment of an infection?
  • How can D&I strategies for implementing evidence-based COVID-19 testing interventions be designed to optimally overcome barriers associated with structural racism and discrimination?
  • What are effective strategies to disseminate and implement multiple evidence-based COVID-19 testing interventions within community or clinical settings (including community clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and primary care clinics) to meet the needs of underserved and vulnerable patients and diverse systems of care?
  • What are the critical barriers and facilitators that contribute to the adoption and sustainability of evidence-based COVID-19 testing interventions in public health, clinical practice, and school/academic environments, particularly in the context of evolving COVID-19 trajectories, experiences, perceptions, and policies?
  • What are the key determinants for understanding circumstances that create a need to stop or reduce the use of practices related to COVID-19 testing that are ineffective, low-value, or in-equitable?
  • What are optimal context-specific strategies and considerations for successfully disseminating evidence relating to the need for de-implementation of practices related to COVID-19 testing that are ineffective low-value or in-equitable?
  • What are effective efforts to change behavior at multiple levels (individual, clinician, system, or policy level) related to COVID-19 testing and prevention to reduce health disparities and improve quality of care?

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

Award ceiling: $1,800,000 for the entire project
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 1-4

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 by June 9, 2023.

Tagged as
COVID-19 · Health disparities · Research methods and resources

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