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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People – Funding & Opportunities

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The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trials Optional)
Grants for innovative population-based research in how work or occupation influences health outcomes and health status among health disparity populations and how work functions as a social determinant of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 8, 2024
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology Inactive
Funding to address emerging challenges that inhibit the development, use, and/or advancement of health information technology. Projects should address one of two areas: (1) health equity and social determinants of health through innovative, open-source technology tools and electronic health records; and (2) the use of equity-enhancing patient-generated health data for clinical care and research. Populations of focus include indigenous persons, Pacific Islanders, and people who live in rural areas, among others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 30, 2022
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2022
Sponsors: Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Community Mobility Design Challenge Grants Inactive
Grants to support planning activities for communities seeking innovative ways to address the particular mobility challenges experienced by low-income community members for whom a lack of transportation is an obstacle to the pursuit of economic, health, and social well being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2022
Sponsors: Community Transportation Association of America, Federal Transit Administration, National Center for Mobility Management
Closing the Gap with Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plans Inactive
Funding to collaborate with multi-sectoral partners to develop an implementation-ready Social Determinants of Health Accelerator Plan to reduce disparities in health outcomes related to chronic disease in a tribal jurisdiction, community, or catchment area. Health disparity populations include rural and tribal communities, among others.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Jun 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
National Community Care Corps Local Models Program Inactive
Funding for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers, older adults, and adults with disabilities to help individuals maintain their independence and age in place. The program intends to fund local models that represent a diverse cross section of the United States in terms of geography; urban, rural, frontier, and tribal communities; and underserved and limited English-speaking populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
Sponsors: Administration for Community Living, Caregiver Action Network, National Association for Area Agencies on Aging, The Oasis Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Evaluating the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) Inactive
Funding for research to identify and evaluate the ongoing and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing specifically on governmental (local, state, tribal, federal) policy and programmatic actions that address two specific social determinants of health: food/nutrition security and housing security. Projects should examine how these food/nutrition and housing policies and programs aimed at lessening the effects of the pandemic impacted health and health equity in individuals, families, and communities from health disparity populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Mar 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Apr 7, 2022
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, 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
Improving Rural Health Equity Learning Collaborative Inactive
A learning collaborative for health center providers and outreach staff who care for older adults, including former agricultural workers and their families. The program will focus on strategies to enable patients in rural areas to successfully age in community by identifying and addressing their social determinants of health needs.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2022
Sponsors: Harvard University, Migrant Clinicians Network, National Center for Equitable Care for Elders
Build Healthy Places Network Community Innovations for Racial Equity Inactive
Funding, technical assistance, and a peer learning cohort designed to build local Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)-led community development capacity, support community power, explore innovative community ownership models, and address the barriers and gaps within community development and health partnerships to effectively propel racial equity. Priority will be given to rural, tribal, and small- to mid-size communities that have been marginalized and have had less access to resources.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
Sponsors: The Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Social Determinants of Health Academy Innovations Showcase Competition Inactive
An interactive training opportunity that incorporates an element of competition for health centers to showcase their innovations that support the role of health centers in creating individual and systemic changes that address social determinants of health (SDOH) and improve the health of their communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 18, 2022
Sponsors: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, Social Determinants of Health Academy
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Change Leadership Programs Inactive
Change leadership programs are designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the influence and impact of leaders working to build a Culture of Health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 16, 2022
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Last Updated: 6/29/2022