health inequities research – Jul 29

Posted by Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition on July 5, 2022

Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition invites applications for health inequities research

The Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) brings together multi-sector stakeholders to narrow the disparities in pandemic preparedness, morbidity, and mortality through more effective use of diagnostic tests, vaccines and medicines, and supportive care addressing underlying risk factors.

PTEC is committed to developing methods for the collection and use of data in support of efforts to decrease health inequity in the U.S. healthcare system. Novel approaches and inspired collaborations are necessary to identify ways to measure and reward more equitable health outcomes. PTEC is particularly focused on solutions for conditions that disproportionally affect racialized communities (i.e., Black, Latinx, Asian, and Native American). These conditions include cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, vaccine equity, and cancer.

To that end, PTEC has issued a call for proposals (CFP) for research studies that harness the power of data to identify metrics, outcome measures, or payment models that can be used to encourage practices that decrease inequity in the healthcare system. Research supported by this CFP is not intended to be merely descriptive, but to identify inequitable practices or outcomes and propose a data-driven solution. Through the program, three grants of $50,000 will be awarded to support project-related costs, and access to services of data partners.

Proposals should examine systemic racism as a cause of inequity in the United States healthcare system, and focus on cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease, vaccination, or cancer. Proposals that also examine intersectional characteristics that increase health inequity including age, disability, or LGBTQ+ identities are strongly encouraged. Proposals investigating the connection between other disease states (e.g., autoimmune illness, mental illness) are also encouraged, as long as they demonstrate a connection to cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorders, cancer, or vaccination. Proposals must examine health inequity within the U.S. healthcare system. Projects proposing independent or comparative study of other healthcare systems are excluded.

Applicants must be based in U.S. or U.S. territories and must be research teams comprised of research institutions (academic or nonacademic), healthcare providers, and/or community-based partners. Research teams from multiple organizations must designate a primary applicant responsible for grant stewardship. Awards will not be granted to individual researchers.

Brief proposals are due July 29, 2022. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by September 9, 2022.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition website.

Deadline: July 29, 2022 (Brief proposals)

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