суббота, 21 февраля 2009 г.

NCMHD Health Disparities Research on Minority and Underserved Populations (R01)

Total Grant Amounts: The total funds available in FY 2009 are approximately $1.25 million including associated Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs.

The diversity of the population in contemporary America is one of its greatest strengths; however, the richness of this feature is overshadowed by the reality of the disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability that is borne by racial and ethnic minority populations, and by the rural and urban poor and the elderly. Although there has been considerable improvement in the overall health of the Nation the past two decades, there continues to be striking disparities in the burden of illness and death among African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Asians, and Pacific Islanders and underserved groups, such as disadvantaged rural Whites. Data clearly indicates that these populations have shorter life expectancies as well as higher rates of cardiovascular disease, all cancers (including breast, prostate and cervical), infant mortality, birth defects, asthma, diabetes, stroke, sexually transmitted diseases, mental illness, and obesity.

Evidence shows that African Americans have the highest age-adjusted all-causes rate of all races/ethnicities and the highest age-adjusted death rate for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. The incidence rates for both liver and stomach cancers are substantially higher among Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders than among other minority populations. Further, health disparities also exist within different geographic regions of the United States, in particular, the Mississippi Delta, Appalachia, the U.S.-Mexico border region, and tribal communities. Of note is that cervical cancer mortality and diabetes-related death rates are higher than average among Hispanic/Latina women than non-Hispanic white women living on the Texas-Mexico border. Disease burden associated with mental disorders also falls disproportionately on ethnic minority populations; Native American and Alaska Natives not only suffer from higher rates of depression but this population also experience higher rates of suicide.

The NCMHD leads the federal effort at the National Institutes of Health to stimulate new research, improve the health status of minority Americans and other underserved groups across their lifespan, and promote programs aimed at expanding the participation of underrepresented minorities in all aspects of biomedical and behavioral research.

Funding Organization
US Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Fund Category
Other Health-Related
Support Types
Awards/Prizes/Competitions
Research
Locations
National
Eligible Organizations
Colleges/Universities
Community Based Organizations
Educational Organizations/Institutions
IRS 501 (c)(3) Organizations
Nonprofit Organizations
Religious Organizations
Tribal Organizations
Number of Awards Given
5 to 8 awards
Award Amount
$1,250,000
Award Amount Notes
The total funds available in FY 2009 to support applications submitted in response to this FOA are approximately $1.25 million including associated Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs. The requested amount for individual awards may not exceed $250,000 Direct Costs per year for five years. It anticipated that 5-8 awards will be made in FY 2009.

Letter of Intent Date
3/17/2009
Application Due Date
4/17/2009
Project Start Date
9/1/2009
Application Contact
Priscilla Grant
Chief Grants Management Officer
NCMHD/NIH
6707 Democracy Boulevard
Suite 800, MSC 5465
Bethesda, MD 208925465
Phone: (301) 594-8412
Fax: (301) 480-4049
Technical Contact
Robert E Nettey
Health Scientist Administrator
Div of Extramural Activities & Scientific Programs
NCMHD/NIH
6707 Democracy Blvd.
Suite 800, MSC 5465
Bethesda, MD 208925465
Phone: (301) 496-3996
Fax: (301) 480-4049
Fund Duration
Five years.
Subjects
AIDS
Cancer
Health Care Programs/Services
HIV
Mortality Rates
Patient Care
Research Programs
Audiences
Low Income Persons
Minorities
Persons in Rural Areas
Application Process
Applicants must download the SF424 (R&R) application forms and the SF424 (R&R) Application Guide for this FOA through Grants.gov/Apply.

Only the forms package directly attached to a specific FOA can be used. You will not be able to use any other SF424 (R&R) forms (e.g., sample forms, forms from another FOA), although some of the "Attachment" files may be useable for more than one FOA.

For further assistance, contact GrantsInfo, Phone (301) 435-0714; E-mail: GrantsInfo@nih.gov.

Telecommunications for the hearing impaired: TTY: (301) 451-5936.

Fund Number
RFA-MD-09-004

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