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Strategies to Improve Health Outcomes and Advance Health Equity in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

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National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 17, 2024
Application: May 17, 2024

This program provides grants for research projects to develop, adapt, or implement intervention strategies to address social determinants of health (SDOH) to improve health and promote health equity in rural populations.

Projects should consider specific community priorities, needs, and preferences and should seek to leverage community strengths in intervention design, when appropriate. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) or other community-engaged approaches are encouraged.

Examples of research topics of interest include:

  • Improving outcomes in conditions or risks that occur at higher rates in rural populations
  • Interventions to address SDOH in marginalized populations in rural or remote areas, such as migrant workers, immigrants, people with disabilities, racial and ethnic minority groups, people of low income, and sexual and gender minority groups
  • Advancing the reach, effectiveness, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions in rural communities or marginalized rural populations
  • Adaptation of technologies to address structural barriers to health in rural areas
  • Addressing limited access to healthy foods, places for physical activity, or housing options in rural communities
  • Firearm injury prevention interventions to address the disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality due to firearm injury in rural communities
  • Service and care models that build upon places of social interaction in rural communities, such as churches, schools, libraries, and grocery stores

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: $500,000 per year
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 3-4
Estimated total program funding: $3,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to email a letter of intent to Weiqun Li, M.D. at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The earliest application submission date is April 17, 2024.

There are 4 different CFDA numbers, based on the type of research outreach.

  • 93.242 - Mental Health Research
  • 93.307 - Minority Health and Health Disparities Research
  • 93.361 - Nursing Research
  • 93.846 - Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Research
Tagged as
Community engagement and volunteerism · Food security and nutrition · Frontier and remote areas · Housing and homelessness · Immigrants · Injuries · LGBTQI+ · Migrants · People with disabilities · Poverty · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health · Sustainability of programs · Technology for health and human services · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

Organizations (3)

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