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Funding by Topic: Technology for health and human services

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

Improving Healthcare Systems Research Grants
Offers funding to research the comparative effectiveness of innovative features of healthcare systems; such as use of innovative technology, deployment of personnel, incentives, and organizational policies; that affect quality, outcomes, and/or efficiency of care. Studies that examine effects on certain populations, including low-income and rural populations, will receive priority.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 31, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 6, 2018
Sponsor: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grants
Awards grants for projects designed to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life through improved access to healthcare; education and job training; physical infrastructure, including water, sewer, and housing projects; business development; and leadership development.
Geographic coverage: Appalachian counties of Alabama
Application Deadline: Nov 13, 2017
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission
Illinois Rural Health Association Spring Semester 2018 Scholarships
Sponsors scholarships for students who have an intention to work in rural Illinois and who are enrolled in health information technology, medical billing and coding, or graduate mental/behavioral health programs.
Geographic coverage: Illinois
Application Deadline: Nov 20, 2017
Sponsor: Illinois Rural Health Association
Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge
Provides funding to support the development and implementation of innovative broadband-enabled solutions to support rural commerce, healthcare, public safety, economic development, education, energy, or other community-oriented initiatives.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 1, 2017
Sponsor: NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association
Virginia Health Safety Net Grants
Funding for projects to grow and strengthen Virginia's healthcare safety net by developing or expanding patient capacity, establishing a broader scope of services, creating local systems of care, or strengthening infrastructure.
Geographic coverage: Virginia
Letter of Intent (Required): Jan 19, 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 7, 2018
Sponsor: Virginia Health Care Foundation
Developing New Clinical Decision Support to Disseminate and Implement Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18)
Grants for developing new clinical decision support to facilitate the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based research findings.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Scaling Established Clinical Decision Support to Facilitate the Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Research Findings (R18)
Grants for research projects designed to extend the implementation and evaluation of evidence-based clinical decision support beyond the initial clinical setting or institution in which it was originally developed and implemented, thereby extending the impact on clinical practice.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Information Technology (IT) to Improve Health Care Quality and Outcomes (R21)
Grants for new exploratory and developmental research that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (IT) improves healthcare quality and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Rural Health Centers Program Capital Project
Funding to develop and implement projects intended to increase quality driven, cost effective care to meet the transitions mandated through Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) legislation and other industry trends.
Geographic coverage: North Carolina
Application Deadline: Apr 2, 2018
Sponsor: North Carolina Office of Rural Health
Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (U18)
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
Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2018
Sponsors: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services