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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People – Funding & Opportunities

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Roots of Health Inequity Online Course
An online course and learning collaborative designed for the local public health workforce to explore the social determinants of health and the root causes of inequity in the distribution of disease, illness, and death.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Social Determinants of Health Academy
An online training series for staff from health centers, Health Center Controlled Networks, and Primary Care Associations to help develop, implement, and sustain interventions related to the social determinants of health in their clinics and communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Change Leadership Programs Inactive
Change leadership programs, 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 11, 2020
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Social Determinants of Health Tech Challenge Inactive
Challenges that are seeking tech solutions to improve healthy aging in rural communities in the areas of cognitive care, care coordination, and social isolation.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Feb 17, 2020
Sponsors: Accenture, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Improving the Reach and Quality of Cancer Care in Rural Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Required) Inactive
Grants for observational and intervention research projects designed to reduce the burden of cancer and improve the quality of cancer care in rural areas among low-income and/or underserved populations.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Optional): Dec 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2020
Sponsors: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Policies for Action: Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Policy and Law Research Inactive
Grants to support researchers from multiple disciplines to better understand and find solutions that will promote health equity and foster action on policies and laws that ensure all people in America can attain and preserve good health and well-being.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Oct 2, 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 2, 2020
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Community Opioid Response and Evaluation (CORE) Project Inactive
Grants and technical assistance to support community-research collaboratives in evaluating innovative community programs that address opioid use disorder. A diverse range of communities will be chosen to participate.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Aug 30, 2019
Sponsors: Pew Charitable Trusts, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
HUD Section 4 Capacity Building Grants: Rural and Native American Initiative Inactive
Grants to build the technical and administrative capacity of community development corporations, community housing development organizations, and Native American organizations to carry out community development and affordable housing activities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Jul 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Sep 9, 2019
Sponsor: Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Forward Promise: Partnering with Systems to Disrupt Dehumanization Inactive
Grants to support the planning, implementation, and evaluation of partnership efforts between community-based organizations and youth-serving systems to address the root causes of health disparities and expand and promote the health and well-being of boys and young men of color.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Jun 6, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health and Climate Solutions Inactive
Grants for communities and organizations that have developed and implemented approaches that address the health impacts of climate change, while improving health equity. The overarching goal of the program is to study and share evidence-based approaches that help to build a healthy, equitable future on a rapidly warming planet.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2019
Application Deadline: Apr 3, 2019
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Awards for Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Rural Communities Inactive
Monetary awards for local health departments that recognize excellence in rural communities that are committed to addressing the social determinants of health.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2019
Sponsors: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of County and City Health Officials
Technologies for Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42) Inactive
Funding to develop partnerships between innovative small business concerns 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): Sep 1, 2018
Application Deadline: Oct 1, 2018
Sponsors: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Strengthening Rural Local Health Department Capacity to Address Social Determinants of Health Inactive
Training, technical assistance, and project support funding to assist rural teams of local health departments and their partners in applying a Social Determinants of Health lens to their community health improvement planning efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2018
Sponsor: National Association of County and City Health Officials
Minority Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II): Integrating Social Determinants of Health and Community Policing Approaches Inactive
Grants to identify innovative approaches to significantly reduce the prevalence and impact of youth violence among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged at-risk youth. MYVP II will support interventions tailored to at-risk racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged youth (ages 12-18 years) and requires coordinated, multi-discipline approaches that should address public health, education, and public safety concerns; disparities in access to public health services; social determinants of health; and risk and protective factors.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Apr 4, 2017
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
Accountable Health Communities: Track 1 – Awareness Inactive
This funding opportunity announcement is for the Track 1 – Awareness track only and includes the following elements: (1) screening of community-dwelling beneficiaries to identify certain unmet health-related social needs and (2) referral of community-dwelling beneficiaries to increase awareness of community services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Nov 3, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Early Comprehensive Childhood Systems Impact (ECCS Impact) Inactive
Provides funding to enhance early childhood systems building and demonstrate improved outcomes in population-based children's developmental health and family well-being indicators using a Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (CoIIN) approach.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2016
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Underground Storage Tank Compliance Assistance and Training Support in Indian Country Inactive
Funding to promote the prevention of releases from federally-regulated underground storage tanks (USTs) in Indian country and the compliance of UST facilities in Indian country with federal regulation
Geographic coverage: National
Application Deadline: Feb 11, 2016
Sponsor: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Accountable Health Communities Model Inactive
Grant objective is to test whether screening beneficiaries for health-related social needs and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services will improve quality and affordability in Medicare and Medicaid.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Letter of Intent (Required): Feb 8, 2016
Application Deadline: Mar 31, 2016
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages - Mold Remediation and Prevention Inactive
Offers funding for mold remediation and prevention on housing units owned by tribes and tribally designated housing entities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 22, 2015
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Last Updated: 1/28/2020