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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.

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
Oregon Rural Health Hero of the Year Award
Honors a person, program, organization, or community that has improved the quality or availability of healthcare in rural Oregon and impacted the quality of life of its residents.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
Minority Research Grant Program
Grants to support research aimed at reducing health disparities by researchers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities. The purpose of the program is to support researchers at minority serving institutions that are exploring how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services can better meet the healthcare needs of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with limited English proficiency, rural populations, and individuals adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 28, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Technical Assistance for Small, Rural, Vulnerable Hospitals
Targeted technical assistance for rural hospitals to improve quality of care, maintain access to care, and address the challenges that are unique to small hospitals and the towns they serve.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2022
Sponsors: Center for Optimizing Rural Health, Texas A&M University Rural and Community Health Institute
Dr. Corinne Walentik Leadership in Health Award
An award for a healthcare leader who has demonstrated a passion for the health of the underserved in Missouri, especially children.
Geographic coverage: Missouri
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2022
Sponsor: Missouri Foundation for Health
PacificSource Community Health Excellence Grants
Grants for healthcare providers in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington for projects designed to lower costs, provide a better patient experience, offer a higher quality of care, improve provider experience, and improve the health of the community.
Geographic coverage: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington
Application Deadline: Aug 26, 2022
Sponsor: PacificSource Health Plans
Rural Hospital Leadership Team Award
Award that honors an exceptional leadership team that has guided their rural hospital and community through transformational change and healthcare reform.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2022
Sponsor: American Hospital Association
Iowa Farm Bureau Sponsorship Program
Sponsorship support for events and fundraisers in Iowa. Giving priorities include health and wellness, agriculture, farm families and their communities, and youth education/leadership.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2022
Sponsor: Iowa Farm Bureau
Oklahoma Hospital Association Excellence in Quality Award
Honorary awards that recognize exceptional efforts to improve quality and patient care in Oklahoma hospitals. Small hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals are two of the award categories.
Geographic coverage: Oklahoma
Application Deadline: Sep 16, 2022
Sponsor: Oklahoma Hospital Association