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Healthcare Access in Rural Communities Funding & Opportunities

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Commonwealth Fund Health Grants
Supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve healthcare practice and policy.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Commonwealth Fund
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Grants
Supports programs that work in the areas of education, healthy children, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Improving Healthcare Systems Research Grants Inactive
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
Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity Inactive
Grants to regional partnerships that are working to improve access to and utilization of care by racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations, develop innovative models for managing multiple chronic conditions that disparately affect racial and ethnic minorities and affect morbidity, increase the diversity of the health workforce, and/or increase data availability and utilization of data that increases the knowledge base regarding health disparities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44) Inactive
Awards funding to small business concerns (SBCs) to develop a product, process, or service for commercialization that would result in the reduction of disparities in healthcare access and health outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jan 22, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2017
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Technologies for Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42) Inactive
Offers funding to develop partnerships between innovative small business concerns (SBCs) 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): Jan 22, 2017
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2017
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals Inactive
Grants to address healthcare workforce, innovative healthcare solutions, and healthcare to vulnerable populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2016
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Hospital Charitable Service Awards Inactive
Recognizes hospitals in the United States whose commitment to their community has led to innovative, sustainable, and collaborative efforts to improve community health and increase access to healthcare education and services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 31, 2016
Sponsor: Jackson Healthcare
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program Inactive
Grants to support community-based child health projects that improve the health status of mothers, infants, children, and adolescents by increasing their access to health services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Aug 2, 2016
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Development and Translation of Medical Technologies to Reduce Health Disparities (R43/44) Inactive
Awards funding to small business concerns to develop and test medical technologies aimed at reducing disparities in healthcare access and outcomes.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 6, 2016
Application Deadline: Jul 6, 2016
Sponsors: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Innovation in Care Integration for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Program Inactive
This program supports the implementation of innovative, evidence-informed strategies to integrate care at a system-level within a state for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (DD), with a special emphasis on medically underserved populations (based on poverty, rural geographic location, and/or populations that experience health disparities).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 10, 2016
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Maternal and Child Health Research Program (R40) Inactive
Supports translational and applied research that addresses maternal and child health research issues, such as how to improve public health systems and infrastructure, reduce health disparities, increase quality of care, and/or promote the health of MCH populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 6, 2015
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Last Updated: 10/3/2017