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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Support for specified health services research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
Supports different types of health services research projects, including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. Rural and frontier areas are considered a priority population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Supports the dissemination and implementation of research projects related to AHRQ's mission to produce evidence to make healthcare safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable. AHRQ's priorities include an interest in rural and frontier healthcare delivery.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Improving Quality of Care and Patient Outcomes During Care Transitions (R01)
Funding for health services research that will test promising interventions aimed at improving communication and coordination during care transitions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Dec 6, 2022
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Information Technology to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21) Inactive
Funding for exploratory/developmental research that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology improves healthcare quality and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 16, 2021
Sponsor: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Utilizing Health Information Technology to Scale and Spread Successful Practice Models Using Patient-reported Outcomes (R18) Inactive
Grants for research to demonstrate how health information technology can improve patient-centered health outcomes and quality of care in primary care and other ambulatory settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2021
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (U18) Inactive
Grants for innovative and collaborative research utilizing new health information technology strategies for collecting and using patient-reported outcome measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 26, 2020
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Postpartum Mental Health Challenge Inactive
A prize competition to address postpartum mental health diagnosis and treatment in rural communities. Entries should highlight successful or promising programmatic interventions to improve rural postpartum mental health, and models may leverage existing community assets and initiatives or create them.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 15, 2020
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Novel, High-Impact Studies Evaluating Health System and Healthcare Professional Responsiveness to COVID-19 (R01) Inactive
Funding for studies evaluating the responsiveness of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare professionals, and the overall U.S. healthcare system to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Jun 15, 2020
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Supporting Primary Care to Advance Cardiovascular Health in States with High Prevalence of Preventable CVD Events (U18) Inactive
Funding to develop a network of primary care practices, disseminate research findings on heart health, and increase the capacity of primary care practices to implement research evidence. Primary care may include non-traditional sources of primary care services such as public health clinics, rural hospitals, work-based clinics, and migrant clinics.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Apr 10, 2020
Application Deadline: May 22, 2020
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services