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Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Healthcare quality

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation Student Award Program
Funding for doctoral and medical students at Michigan universities who research healthcare topics, including demonstration and evaluation projects and pilot programs that are aimed at improving healthcare within the state.
Geographic coverage: Michigan
Application Deadline: Jan 29, 2022
Sponsor: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
Racial Equity in Postpartum Care Challenge: Innovative Methods to Improve Postpartum Care for Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native Women
A prize competition to identify effective programs that can address equity of postpartum care for Black or African American and American Indian/Alaska Native beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. An emphasis is on follow-up care for conditions associated with morbidity and mortality in the later postpartum period, including diabetes, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, hypertension, and substance use disorders.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health
Health Center Controlled Networks
Grants to support Health Center Controlled Networks to advance the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology strategies and to leverage technology to deliver high-quality, culturally competent, equitable, and comprehensive primary healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Feb 1, 2022
Sponsors: Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration
Colorado Capital Infrastructure – Increasing Access to Care for Coloradans of Color
Funding for capital projects for safety net practices in Colorado that improve clinics' capacity to serve more Coloradans of color with team-based, comprehensive primary care.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2022
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Grantees Program Cooperative Agreement (Technical Assistance Center)
Funding to a single agency to provide information and technical assistance to beneficiaries of Federal Office of Rural Health Policy initiatives, such as award recipients, Critical Access Hospitals, small rural hospitals, and rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis
Funding for a single entity to quantify and describe the economic impacts of local healthcare sectors on rural economies to provide information to assist policy makers and other rural stakeholders in improving healthcare in rural areas. Topic areas may include sustainability of services and minimum population requirements as it relates to healthcare and the economic vitality of rural communities, including rural tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 8, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Grants to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the healthcare system-level, as well as within clinical settings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Program
Grants to support rural primary care providers with the planning and implementation of quality improvement activities. Program objectives include increased care coordination, enhanced chronic disease management, and improved health outcomes for patients in rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 21, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Behavioral Health Care Support
Funding to improve access to and quality of substance use disorder and other behavioral healthcare services in rural communities including utilization of prevention, treatment, and recovery services to improve the care for those affected by behavioral health conditions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 19, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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