Although scientific and technological discoveries have improved the health of the U.S. population overall, racial/ethnic minority populations, sexual and gender minority populations, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, and underserved rural populations, continue to experience a disproportionate burden of disease and risk factors, unmet health care needs and other adverse health conditions.
The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage health services research that can directly contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities, while taking into consideration the interaction between system-level healthcare, individual clinical care, and social determinants of health, including the role of structural systemic factors, place and neighborhood factors. The focus of this FOA is on all services provided in the healthcare setting where individuals from health disparity populations seek care with a clinician for preventive services, chronic disease management, urgent symptomatic care, emergency care, and hospital care. These health services do include telemedicine or virtual or remote encounters and home visits.
Applications are due November 17, 2022.