Funding for Research Proposals on Health Disparities

Posted by on June 2, 2006

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Invites Research Proposals on Disparities Issues
Deadline: Rolling

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (<a href=""></a>) seeks to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, and/or depression. To that end, RWJF invites research proposals that offer solutions toward reducing healthcare disparities.

The foundation will consider projects of up to $75,000 with a one-year time frame that address one or more of the following issues:

1) What is known about the quality of care provided by hospitals, physicians, and community clinics that deliver the majority of care to diverse patient populations?

2) Is health information technology a promising intervention for reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care?

3) What differences in quality of care exist for Hispanic/Latino sub-ethnic groups, American Indians and Alaska Natives, and other sub-ethnic groups such as Vietnamese, Hmong, or other Asian subgroups?

4) While some researchers continue to document disparities in care, others have found decreased, declining, or a complete absence of racial and ethnic disparities in some types of quality of care indicators. How do these findings fit into the context of the wider disparities literature?

5) How does patient-centered care relate to better clinical outcomes?

Visit the RWJF Web site for details on these issues, application procedures, and program updates.

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