Explore program announcements for health disparities and population health research:

Health Disparities and Alzheimer's Disease (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: November 11, 2015 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expires: September 8, 2018
This FOA invites applications proposing to study health disparities in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders. Health-disparities research related to AD should include the study of biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental factors that influence population level health differences. Research approaches of interest include 1) improving recruitment and retention of populations underrepresented in AD research, 2) identifying priority factors or locating pathways and mechanisms that create and sustain AD health disparities, 3) addressing the challenges faced by informal/family caregivers from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds that are associated with the growing population of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease, and 4) understanding the disparities in access to and utilization of formal long-term supports and services for those with dementia.
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Emerging Directions for Addressing Health Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease (R03) Sponsor: NIH | Open: November 17, 2015 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expires: September 8, 2018
This FOA invites applications proposing to study health disparities in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related disorders. Health disparities research related to AD should include the study of biological, behavioral, sociocultural and environmental factors that influence population level health differences. Research approaches of interest include 1) improving recruitment and retention of populations underrepresented in AD research, 2) identifying priority factors or locating pathways and mechanisms that create and sustain AD health disparities, 3) addressing the challenges faced by informal/family caregivers from diverse racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds that are associated with the growing population of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease, and 4) understanding the disparities in access to and utilization of formal long-term supports and services for those with dementia.
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Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: July 9, 2016 | Deadline: April 11, 2018; April 11, 2019 | Expires: April 12, 2019
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.
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Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21) Sponsor: NIH | Open: July 9, 2016 | Deadline: April 11, 2018; April 11, 2019 | Expires: April 12, 2019
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.
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Surgical Disparities Research (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: October 4, 2016 | Deadline: June 7, 2018 and June 7, 2019 | Expires: June 8, 2019
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on understanding and addressing disparities in surgical care and outcomes, in minority and health disparity populations. While the goal is to better understand and explore effectiveness of clinical intervention approaches for addressing surgical disparities, this initiative will also seek to identify multi-level strategies at the institutional and systems level.
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Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: October 15, 2016 | Deadline: November 15, 2017; November 15, 2018 | Expires: November 16, 2018
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations.
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Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21) Sponsor: NIH | Open: October 15, 2016 | Deadline: November 15, 2017; November 15, 2018 | Expires: November 16, 2018
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support and accelerate innovative exploratory and developmental human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in minority and health disparity populations.
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Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp) Sponsor: NIH | Open: February 13, 2017 | Deadline: June 1, 2018; June 1, 2019; June 1, 2020 | Expires: June 2, 2020| Expiration: July 12, 2019
The purpose of this FOA is to support Administrative Supplements to active NIMH grants to foster research across the NIMH Strategic Objectives that target the reduction and elimination of mental health disparities by race and ethnicity, geography, and socioeconomic status in the United States. This initiative aims to generate research within the scientific scope of the parent grant that identifies mechanisms underlying disparities or differences in mental health status and/or enhances optimal delivery of mental health interventions among diverse groups.
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Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Cancer (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: April 22, 2017 | Deadline: April 4, 2018, April 4, 2019 | Expiration: April 5, 2019
The purpose of the initiative is to support multidisciplinary research to understand the underlying etiologic factors and the mechanisms that result in disparities in chronic liver diseases and cancer in the US.
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Mechanisms of Disparities in Chronic Liver Diseases and Cancer (R21) Sponsor: NIH | Open: April 22, 2017 | Deadline: April 4, 2018, April 4, 2019 | Expiration: April 5, 2019
The purpose of the initiative is to support multidisciplinary innovative exploratory and developmental research to understand the underlying etiologic factors and the mechanisms that result in disparities in chronic liver diseases and cancer in the US. This FOA utilizes the Research Project Grant (R21) mechanism, and is suitable for early phase, pilot, or exploratory/developmental projects. Investigators who are interested in proposing larger scale, later phase projects based upon substantial preliminary data should submit applications to the companion FOA PAR-17-151 of identical scientific scope which uses the NIH (R01) grant mechanism.
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Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R21) Sponsor: NIH | Open: June 11, 2017 | Deadline: July 11, 2018, July 11, 2019 | Expires: July 12, 2019
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to promote exploratory and developmental research to understand the underlying mechanisms of sleep deficiencies among health disparity populations and how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes.
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Leveraging Population-based Cancer Registry Data to Study Health Disparities (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: September 5, 2017 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expiration: September 8, 2020
The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to efficiently use the existing cancer registry infrastructure by augmenting data already collected with additional information needed to understand health disparities among people diagnosed with cancer. Specifically, this FOA will support the study of factors influencing observed health disparities within the framework of population-based cancer registries by the inclusion of data not routinely collected by or linked to the registries. The studies should be hypothesis-driven and multidisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Investigators are encouraged to leverage the data already collected by the registries to investigate the determinates of health disparities. The goal of these analyses will be to understand why disparities in cancer treatment and outcomes persist by identifying factors contributing to disparities and their relative importance.
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Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: January 5, 2017 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expires: January 8, 2020
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations.
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Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: January 5, 2018 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expiration: January 8, 2020
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research to understand and mitigate health disparities in the development, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of high priority to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Research is encouraged in the following high priority diseases: diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic diseases; obesity; nutrition-related disorders; hepatitis C; gallbladder disease; H. Pylori infection; complications of sickle cell disease within the NIDDK mission areas; kidney diseases; urologic diseases; metabolic, gastrointestinal, hepatic, and renal complications from infection with HIV; and mechanistic research in hematologic diseases, including studies in abnormal hemoglobin synthesis.

This FOA will not support multi-center clinical studies or Clinical Trials. Animal research will be supported if the research is a clinically relevant model of a NIDDK mission area disease in a minority population.
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Population Health Interventions: Integrating Individual and Group Level Evidence (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: January 5, 2018 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expiration: May 8, 2019
To improve health and reduce the burden of disease, scientific research needs to be implemented at the population level in addition to the biological and clinical levels. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support multilevel, transdisciplinary population health interventions that target underlying social, economic, and environmental conditions in an effort to improve health outcomes.
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Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: January 6, 2018 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expires: January 8, 2020
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations.
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Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01) Sponsor: NIH | Open: January 6, 2018 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expiration: May 8, 2020
This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings.
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Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R21) Sponsor: NIH | Open: January 16, 2017 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expires: January 8, 2020
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative exploratory and developmental research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations.
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Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21) Sponsor: NIH | Open: January 17, 2018 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expiration: May 8, 2020
This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings.
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Stimulating Innovations in Behavioral Intervention Research for Cancer Prevention and Control (R21) Sponsor: NIH | Open: January 17, 2018 | Deadline: Standard due dates | Expiration: May 8, 2019
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for the development of innovative interventions that improve cancer-related health behaviors across diverse racial/ethnic populations. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate research aimed at 1) testing new theories and conceptual frameworks; 2) developing and evaluating novel strategies to improve cancer-related health behaviors; 3) investigating multi-level and multi-behavioral approaches; and 4) utilizing innovative research designs, methodologies, and technologies. The cancer-related health behaviors to be targeted are diet, obesity, physical activity and sedentary behavior, smoking, sleep and circadian dysfunction, alcohol use, and/or adherence to cancer-related medical regimens. Research can involve any aspect of the cancer continuum and any phase of the translational spectrum.
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