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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Health literacy

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

Health Programming in Public Libraries Award
Grants for community based organizations to incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program into existing health programming. Organizations would then offer programs in public libraries within the Middle Atlantic Region. Applications from rural organizations are encouraged.
Geographic coverage: National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region including Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
Application Deadline: Sep 20, 2019
Sponsors: National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region, U.S. National Library of Medicine
Texas Communities Count Grants
Grants for direct, local, on-the-ground projects designed to to increase the participation rates in the 2020 U.S. Census. Strategies should focus on hard-to-count populations, communities, or geographic regions in Texas that are designated as health professional shortage areas.
Geographic coverage: Texas
Application Deadline: Sep 23, 2019
Sponsor: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Wisconsin Community Grant Program
Grants for for physician-led, community-based, or statewide programs to improve health in Wisconsin through education and outreach.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Sep 27, 2019
Sponsor: Wisconsin Medical Society
Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
Grants to support healthcare organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases; screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals; and facilitating documentation of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims.
Geographic coverage: Available in 12 states
Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants for research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 4, 2020
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
End-of-Life and Palliative Care Health Literacy: Improving Outcomes in Serious, Advanced Illness
Funding for research focused on identification of the key barriers to effective end-of-life and palliative care health literacy in diverse settings and populations, and to create novel strategies, interventions, and models of care to improve health literacy, with the goal of improving outcomes for individuals with serious, advanced illness and their families and caregivers. This program is featured in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Selected List of Funding Opportunities Relevant to Rural Cancer Control.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: May 8, 2021
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
California Health Care Foundation Unsolicited Proposals
Accepts unsolicited funding requests from organizations working to improve access to coverage and care for low-income populations, ensure high value care, and inform decision makers.
Geographic coverage: California
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: California Health Care Foundation
Foundation For the Mid South Grants
Grants for organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi working in the areas of health disparities, physical health, mental health, education, financial security, and the growth and prosperity of communities.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Foundation For the Mid South
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Midcontinental Region Grants
Funding for projects in the midcontinental region that improve health literacy; increase the ability of the general public to find and use health information; and improve health professionals' access to, awareness of, and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information.
Geographic coverage: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Pathways to Safer Opioid Use Training
An interactive, online training with a focus on the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: American Public Health Association, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services