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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.

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: Feb 5, 2019
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Illinois Community Partners Grant
Grants to support innovative direct services in Illinois dedicated to advancing health system objectives that improve health condition and health insurance literacy, increase access to healthcare, enhance care coordination, and address social determinants of health to reduce health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 12, 2019
Sponsor: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Massachusetts Special Initiatives Grants
Grants for activities in Massachusetts that protect the availability of coverage and care for the most vulnerable and low-income people in the state, and for activities that support linkages between social services in housing and food security and healthcare that help to improve outcomes for residents.
Geographic coverage: Massachusetts
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2019
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation
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, 2019
Application Deadline: Mar 4, 2019
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
Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44)
Funding for small business concerns to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process, or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2019
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Pathways to Safer Opioid Use
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
TEAM Training to Support Equitable, Accessible, and Patient-Centered Cancer Care Inactive
Training that provides guidance, tools, and resources to help individuals and organizations implement quality improvements around patient-provider communication, health literacy, cultural sensitivity and shared decision-making. TEAM training will review a variety of factors that can impact health, and is appropriate for organizations looking to address rural health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 9, 2019
Sponsor: George Washington University Cancer Center
Maryland Promoting Community Health Resources Inactive
Grants for community health projects serving Maryland residents for the purpose of building capacity, expanding access, promoting health equity, and improving population health.
Geographic coverage: Maryland
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 13, 2018
Application Deadline: Dec 17, 2018
Sponsor: Maryland Department of Health
Addressing Disparities Research Grants Inactive
Funding to research the comparative effectiveness of enhanced interventions that reduce or eliminate disparities in health and healthcare. Research that focuses on residents of rural areas is listed as a funding priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Nov 6, 2018
Application Deadline: Feb 12, 2019
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Technologies for Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42) Inactive
Funding to develop partnerships between innovative small business concerns and nonprofit research institutions resulting in improving minority health and the reduction of health disparities by commercializing innovative technologies. Rural populations are included in the listed health disparities priority populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Sep 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services