The purpose of this funding opportunity is to reduce health disparities through the development and translation of appropriate medical technologies. This program seeks advances in medical technologies to reduce health disparities associated with diseases, illnesses, and conditions of public health importance. This announcement encourages applications to develop medical devices, imaging systems, robotic systems, biomaterial interfaces, synthetic biological systems, mathematical and modeling solutions, and other technologies to address the healthcare needs of populations that experience health disparities. Proposed medical technologies must have the following basic characteristics: effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and easily accessible to those who need them. Responsive grant applications will involve a formal collaboration with a healthcare organization (including tribal health organizations) or public health agency serving one or more populations that experience health disparities.
Applications are due February 11, 2022.