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Funding Opportunity Update: NIH Releases FOA on Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities

  • 1.  Funding Opportunity Update: NIH Releases FOA on Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities

    Posted 12 days ago

    The CSWE Public Policy Initiative (PPI) is sharing a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), with other institutes, within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The PPI is able to provide high-level context about this opportunity.

    NIMHD, with other NIH Institutes, Centers and Offices (ICOs), published an FOA to support "(1) observational research to understand the role of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) in causing and sustaining health disparities, and (2) intervention research that addresses SRD in order to improve minority health or reduce health disparities."

    Research objectives include:

    • "Observational Studies: Research may (1) examine the impact of SRD on health, and/or (2) evaluate the impact that existing efforts to address SRD (e.g., laws, policies, programs, organizational practices and procedures) have on the health of individuals, families, and communities. Projects may involve collection of primary data/and or analysis of existing data and may involve quantitative or mixed methods approaches. Projects must be exclusively domestic, including U.S. territories; and
    • Intervention Studies: Research may focus on health promotion, treatment, and/or prevention. Interventions may focus primarily on addressing SRD to improve health outcomes, or SRD may be included as one of several determinants of health addressed to improve health outcomes. For both types of intervention approaches, interventions must directly address the cause or source of SRD, not just help individuals or populations to cope with SRD."

    Letters of Intent and the earliest submission date is July 20, 2021.  Application budgets are limited to $500,000 direct costs annually.  The maximum project period is five years.

    The full FOA is available at https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-21-004.html.



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    Andrew Herrin
    Legislative Research Assistant
    Lewis-Burke Associates LLC
    Washington, DC DC
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