Brown ArrowHealth Disparities

Healthcare disparities refer to differences in access to or availability of facilities and services. Health status disparities refer to the variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between socioeconomic and/or geographically defined population groups. [Both definitions are from the 2009 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH).]

    Datasets
    Disparities Measurements
    Statistical Reports
    Tools

  • A Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities: The Four I's for Health Equity (2017) - (National Quality Forum) Details

    The roadmap, aimed at providers and payers was designed to help reduce health disparities through performance measurement. Selected conditions (cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic kidney disease, infant mortality/low birthweight, and mental illness) are used as case studies.

  • ROI Calculator for Partnerships to Address the Social Determinants of Health - (Commonwealth Fund) Details

    This calculator is designed to assist community-based organizations and their medical partners in creating mutually advantageous financial arrangements for funding the delivery of social services to high-need, high-cost (HNHC) populations, by calculating the return on investment (ROI) from integrating social services with medical care.


  • Datasets
    • Compendium of Publicly Available Datasets and Other Data-Related Resources - (National Partnership to End Health Disparities) Details

      A listing of data and datasets related to health disparities.

    • HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - (National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), NLM) Details

      HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software employed in Health Services Research, the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health. The database includes brief descriptions of research resources and links to PubMed.

    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health - (Healthy People) Details

      As part of the Healthy People 2020 goals, statistical data and objectives are presented.

    • NHQRDRNet Online Query System - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

      Online query system that allows you to access national and state data on the quality of, and access to, health care from scientifically credible measures and data sources. This is an interactive tool to explore data from the National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports.

    • Poverty Main - (U.S. Census Bureau, ESA) Details

      Poverty data from the US Census Bureau.

    • Salud America! Report Card on Food-Marketing Policies - (Community Commons) Details

      County-specific report card that highlights health issues and provides data, policy solutions, research and stories to begin and support health changes for Latino children.

    • Sexual and Gender Minority Clearinghouse - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

      Clearinghouse is designed to help improve the understanding of sexual and gender minority health and disparities, and provide information on health care access, health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Use this Clearinghouse as a resource to find surveys that include questions about sexual identity, attraction, and behavior.

    • Surveillance Research: Health Disparities - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

      The Surveillance Research Program provides data and statistics, research and collaboration, and monographs on health disparities related to cancer.

    • The Health Inequality Project Details

      A project that uses big data to measure differences in life expectancy by income across areas and identify strategies to improve health outcomes. Site provides access to documents, city ranking, and datasets.


    Disparities Measurements

    Statistical Reports

    Tools
    • AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

      The Innovations Exchange offers health professionals and researchers the opportunity to share, learn about, and ultimately adopt evidence-based innovations and tools suitable for a range of health care settings and populations.

    • American Indian/Alaska Native Center - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

      Links to data tools within CMS that focus on American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

    • Annual Disability Statistics Compendium - (University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability) Details

      The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place. When working on legislative and other matters relating to persons with disabilities, the Compendium will make finding and using disability statistics easier.

    • Children's Health and Education Mapping Tool - (School-Based Health Alliance) Details

      Provides county-level GIS information on child health, education, and socioeconomic status, as well as health facilities and school-based health center locations.

    • Closer Look: Health Disparities - Compare the Top 10 Causes of Death across Populations - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) Details

      This tool allows you to select specific demographics to examine disparities related to HP2020 goals.

    • DiversityDataKids - (Brandeis University, The Heller School) Details

      This tool allows you to analyze data by race/ethnicity, compare data across states, metropolitan areas, counties, large cities, and large school districts, and compare policy indicators across states.

    • Diversitydata.org - (Brandeis University, The Heller School) Details

      Ability to develop customized reports related to metropolitan areas.

    • HDPulse: An Ecosystem of Health Disparities and Minority Health Resources - (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH) Details

      Site provides an ecosystem to characterize health disparities to motivate action to reduce health disparities. Interactive graphics and maps provide visual support for deciding where to focus public health disparities control efforts.

    • Health Disparities Calculator - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

      Statistical software designed to generate multiple summary measures to evaluate and monitor health disparities (HD). HD*Calc was created as an extension of SEER*Stat that allows the user to import SEER Data or other population based health data such as National Health Interview Survey, California Health Interview Survey, Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

    • Health Disparities in Appalachia - (Appalachian Regional Commission) Details

      Website allows users to explore health data in their community and build downloadable reports, maps, and charts on 41 health measures at the county, regional, and state levels for the 13 Appalachian states.

    • Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT) - (World Health Organization (WHO)) Details

      A tool from WHO designed to assess intra-country health inequalities. The toolkit allows researchers to explore or compare inequalities between countries.

    • Health Equity State Snapshots - (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)) Details

      Summaries of data collected through ASTHO's Health Equity-Minority Health Survey to assess health equity efforts in the U.S. states and territories.

    • Mapping Life Expectancy - (Virginia Commonwealth University, Center on Society and Health) Details

      To underscore the connection between neighborhood conditions and health, the VCU Center on Society and Health has created a series of maps that prominently display life expectancy values alongside common geographic landmarks such as subway stops and highway exits.

    • National Equity Atlas - (PolicyLink) Details

      A data and policy tool for the community leaders and policymakers who are working to build a new economy that is equitable, resilient, and prosperous. The Atlas provides extensive data about racial equity and inclusion to allow users to examine how well diverse groups can access the resources and opportunities they need to participate and prosper.

    • Neighborhood Atlas - (University of Wisconsin) Details

      Tool allows for rankings of neighborhoods by socioeconomic status disadvantage in a region of interest (e.g. at the state or national level). It includes factors for the theoretical domains of income, education, employment, and housing quality. It can be used to inform health delivery and policy, especially for the most disadvantaged neighborhood groups.

    • PROGRESS framework: Applying an equity lens to interventions - (National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools) Details

      PROGRESS can help the adaptation of research evidence by identifying factors that may affect how the disadvantaged groups in your population engage with the intervention being planned or the method of implementation.

    • Pathways to Health Equity - (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)) Details

      An interactive tool which highlights promising community-driven approaches to advance health equity.

    • U.S. News Healthiest Communities Rankings Details

      Tool scores nearly 3,000 counties on approximately 80 indicators across 10 categories that drive health outcomes. Population health and equity are the most heavily weighted categories.


  • ARG Pre- and Post-Doctoral Fellowships - (Alcohol Research Group (ARG)) Details

    The two-year fellowships at ARG provide research training in the study of alcohol and drug use and problems, and are oriented toward the pursuit of basic and applied socio-behavioral and epidemiological research. Research is focused on the study of the prevalence, distribution, etiology, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, alcohol-related problems, drug use, and drug-related problems. Health disparities are a central theme of both the training program and ARG broadly.

  • Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases (R01) - (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH) Details

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research projects to improve understanding of the causes of high priority diseases in the United States and reducing/eliminating health disparities.

  • Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support and accelerate innovative exploratory and developmental research to develop and test feasibility of effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations.

  • Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support and accelerate innovative exploratory and developmental research to develop and test feasibility of effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations.

  • Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations.

  • Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions among Immigrant Populations (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to develop and implement effective interventions to address health disparities among U.S. immigrant populations.

  • Addressing the Challenges of the Opioid Epidemic in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH) Details

    This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support investigative and collaborative research focused on determining the mechanisms for the variation in the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), and understanding and reducing disparities in opioid care in minority health and health disparity populations in the U.S.

  • Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations.

  • Addressing the Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages Among Immigrant Populations (R21) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support innovative exploratory and developmental research to understand uniquely associated factors (biological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental) that contribute to health disparities or health advantages among U.S. immigrant populations.

  • American Medical Association Foundation Community Health Programs Grants - (American Medical Association Foundation) Details

    Community Health Programs provide charitable grants to financially support innovative partnerships of physician-led community-based agencies, including free clinics, focused on the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly Type 2 diabetes and hypertension among vulnerable populations.

  • Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Funding for Research and Training - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Describes National Cancer Institute training and career development opportunities available to diverse populations interested in pursuing cancer research careers in basic, clinical, prevention and population control sciences.

  • Clinical and Epidemiological Research on Chronic Disease in the Caribbean (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding to support US-Caribbean collaborative research to develop or extend cohort or surveillance studies on chronic disease in the Caribbean region that are aligned with existing publicly available US datasets. The intent is for these cohorts or datasets to be used for ongoing comparative research to better understand the health of Caribbean immigrant populations in the US.

  • Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this initiative is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

  • Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this initiative is to support collaborative research between Tribal Epidemiology Centers and extramural investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in American Indian / Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations.

  • Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (Collaborative U54 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Program aims to achieve a stronger national cancer program and address challenges in cancer and cancer disparities research, education and outreach, as well as their impact on underserved populations, by developing and maintaining partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity population and underrepresented students and NCI-designated Cancer Centers.

  • Culture of Health Leaders Program - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) Details

    Culture of Health Leaders is a three-year leadership development opportunity for people working in every field and profession who want to use their influence to advance health and equity.

  • Developing Healthy Places - (The Kresge Foundation) Details

    Funding to support healthy housing and neighborhoods, healthy food systems that benefit low-income communities, and equitable transportation and land use.

  • Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications for projects that propose to test T4 implementation research strategies for delivering proven-effective, evidence-based community-level interventions for reducing or eliminating cardiovascular and/or pulmonary health disparities, and that promote and improve population health in high-burden communities.

  • Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) - Research Coordinating Center (RCC) (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH) Details

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites applications for a Research Coordinating Center (RCC) to support projects from RFA-HL-20-003 Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR), which will test late-stage (T4) implementation research strategies for optimally and sustainably delivering proven-effective, evidence-based multi-level interventions to reduce or eliminate cardiovascular and/or pulmonary health disparities, and that promote and improve population health in high-burden communities (see RFA-HL-20-003).

  • Disparities Leadership Program Details

    The Disparities Leadership Program (DLP) is a year-long, hands-on executive education program focused exclusively on helping health care leaders achieve equity in quality. The program is designed to help participants translate the latest understanding disparities into realistic solutions that can be adopted within your organization. (The Disparities Solutions Center)

  • Environmental Exposures and Health: Exploration of Non-Traditional Settings (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding to encourage interdisciplinary research aimed at promoting health, preventing and limiting symptoms and disease, and reducing health disparities across the lifespan for those living or spending time in non-traditional settings (i.e. playgrounds and nursing homes). These settings result in exposure to environmental pollutants and toxins that result in health risks, symptoms, and other health conditions/diseases.

  • Examining Diversity, Recruitment and Retention in Aging Research (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH) Details

    This funding opportunity announcement encourages collaborative teams to target gaps in methods and outcomes regarding research participant recruitment and retention. The primary outcome will be the development of a population of diverse community members ready to engage in NIA funded clinical research studies.

  • Extramural Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research (LRP-HDR) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The NIH invites qualified health professionals to engage in contracts to participate research aimed at reducing health disparities for two years or more, to apply for participation in the extramural LRP.

  • Funding and Programs - (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS) Details

    The Office of Minority Health provides support to agencies and organizations in the public and private sectors to eliminate health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations.

  • GMLA Lesbian Health Fund - (Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality (GLMA)) Details

    Grants to fund research to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women, including a focus on health care inequalities, societal and domestic violence, reproductive health, and interventions for mental and physical health.

  • HDRS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH) Details

    Program provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health.

  • HRSA-20-015 Health Center Program Service Area Competition (SAC) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The purpose of the Service Area Competition (SAC) grant is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring continued access to affordable, accessible, quality and cost effective primary health care services. SAC funding ensures ongoing services to underserved individuals in areas already served by HRSA’s Health Center Program.

  • HRSA-20-016 Health Center Program Service Area Competition (SAC) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The purpose of the Service Area Competition (SAC) grant is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring continued access to affordable, accessible, quality and cost effective primary health care services. SAC funding ensures ongoing services to underserved individuals in areas already served by HRSA’s Health Center Program.

  • HRSA-20-018 Health Center Program Service Area Competition (SAC) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The purpose of the Service Area Competition (SAC) grant is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring continued access to affordable, accessible, quality and cost effective primary health care services. SAC funding ensures ongoing services to underserved individuals in areas already served by HRSA’s Health Center Program.

  • HRSA-20-020 Health Center Program Service Area Competition (SAC) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The purpose of the Service Area Competition (SAC) grant is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring continued access to affordable, accessible, quality and cost effective primary health care services. SAC funding ensures ongoing services to underserved individuals in areas already served by HRSA’s Health Center Program.

  • Health Center Program Service Area Competition (SAC) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    The purpose of the Service Area Competition (SAC) grant is to improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring continued access to affordable, accessible, quality and cost effective primary health care services. SAC funding ensures ongoing services to underserved individuals in areas already served by HRSA’s Health Center Program.

  • Health Disparities Research Training Program (HDRTP) - (NYU Langone Health, Center for the Study of Asian American Health) Details

    As a core area of the Center for the Study of Asian American Health, HDRTP provides training, outreach, and research opportunities for students and health professionals to gain knowledge and skills to address Asian American health disparities.

  • Health Policy Research Scholars Program - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) Details

    A leadership development opportunity for second-year full-time doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, those who want to apply their research to advance health and equity, and their innovation to help build a Culture of Health.

  • Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.

  • Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men.

  • Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding for research to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older.

  • Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This initiative seeks applications that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men.

  • Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) Open Opportunities - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    Comprising six bureaus and 12 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.

  • Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS) Details

    The purpose of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Hispanic Grant Program is to implement Hispanic American health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations.

  • Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.

  • Improving Outcomes for Disorders of Human Communication (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding to improve the health outcomes for individuals with deafness and other communication disorders through effectiveness and health services research in the NIDCD mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language.

  • Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Program - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) Details

    A three-year leadership development opportunity for teams of researchers and community partners to use the power of applied research-informing and supporting critical work being done in communities-to accelerate that work and advance health and equity.

  • Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities.

  • Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Grants Details

    The Foundation provides grant support in areas that include education for the care of underserved populations.

  • Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to support research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.

  • Minority Research Grant Program - (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS) Details

    CMS' Office of Minority Health (OMH) is announcing the availability of funds under the Minority Research Grant Program to test promising solutions that achieve health equity. The purpose of the Grant Program is to support researchers investigating health processes, practices, behaviors, and burdens or issues that influence health equity and, in particular, address the social determinants of health.

  • Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative (MDHC) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this NOFO is to implement population-wide and priority population approaches to prevent and control high blood pressure, and reduce health disparities associated with high blood pressure, among adults in the 18-county Mississippi (MS) Delta Region, which is a high burden, underserved, rural area.

  • National Center for Farmworker Health Scholarships - (National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)) Details

    Scholarships to assist health center staff to pursue their educational goals in health care and to contribute to the development of the Community Health Center workforce. Selection of recipients is based on demonstrated commitment to working in the agricultural worker community, choice of career path, and personal experience, with special recognition to those who have a family history as agricultural workers.

  • National Indian Health Board Health Policy Fellowship - (National Indian Health Board) Details

    NIHB Health Policy Fellows are a diverse group of talented Native youth who are dedicated to making a difference in their communities. Fellows work directly with their Tribal leadership to identify one priority health issue. Then, with the support of program mentors, Fellows learn how to analyze policy in their issue area, create informed recommendations, and advocate for change.

  • Open Call for Rapid-Response Health Impacts Research - (Human Impact Partners) Details

    Funding from the Health Impact Project (a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts) to partner with grassroots community organizing groups on rapid-response health impacts research in support of an active issue campaign.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research (HDRS) - (University of Wisconsin) Details

    A program that provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health.

  • Promise Neighborhoods Program - (U.S. Department of Education) Details

    The Promise Neighborhoods program is a competitive grant program that strives to significantly improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children and youth in our most distressed communities, and to transform those communities.

  • Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding for research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings.

  • Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological, lifestyle factors, environmental, social, economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings.

  • Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21 Clinical Trial Opt) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding for research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings.

  • Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children.

  • Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) Details

    The 2019 RTHS call for proposals (CFP) seeks to fund research studies that examine how state Medicaid programs are using managed care payment and contracting strategies to address enrollees’ social needs; the ways MCOs are responding; and the effect of these activities on enrollees, plans, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders.

  • Research on Transgender Health (R21) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other.

  • Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other.

  • Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R01) - (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH) Details

    This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other.

  • Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other.

  • Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R21) - (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH) Details

    This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other.

  • Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    Funding to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Such research can include: conducting secondary analysis of existing data (such as databases that the Tribal Epidemiology Centers have collected); merge various sources of data to answer critical research questions; conduct pilot and feasibility studies; and/or assess and validate measures that are being developed and/or adapted for use in NA communities.

  • Research to Support the Reduction and Elimination of Mental Health Disparities (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH) Details

    Funding to support Administrative Supplements to active NIMH grants to foster research across the NIMH Strategic Objectives that target the reduction and elimination of mental health disparities by race and ethnicity, geography, and socioeconomic status in the United States.

  • Rural Learning and Coordinating Center Advancing Health Equity Through Social & Economic Opportunity - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) Details

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Healthy Communities theme is interested in identifying and funding a Rural Learning and Coordinating Center (Center) (final name TBD) to work alongside RWJF, rural communities, and others in the field committed to improving rural health equity and well-being in our nation. The Center will provide systematic learning and coordination across those working nationally and regionally to advance social and economic conditions in rural communities, which ultimately lead to better health and well-being.

  • Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office - Funding Opportunities - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

  • Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities.

  • Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), NIH) Details

    Funding to provide support for New Investigators from backgrounds nationally underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral research to conduct small research projects in the scientific mission areas of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

  • Strategies to Provide Culturally Tailored Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Seriously Ill American Indian and Alaska Native Individuals (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), NIH) Details

    The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage research that will improve and increase the use of evidence-based interventions in end-of-life and palliative care (EOLPC) for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) individuals with advanced illness and their families and communities.

  • The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy - (Commonwealth Fund) Details

    This Fellowship is designed to prepare for physicians for leadership roles in formulating and promoting health policies and practices that improve the access to high quality care at the national, state, and/or local levels for the minority, disadvantaged, and most vulnerable populations.

  • Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities - (University of California San Francisco (UCSF)) Details

    A program designed for scientists and investigators who have not yet obtained R01 funding from the NIH or equivalent funding from another agency to conduct theory-driven, culturally specific social and behavioral HIV prevention research with diverse, underserved health disparate communities.

  • Tribal Opioid Response Grants - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS) Details

    Program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for OUD.

  • U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Funding to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing cancer health disparities in tobacco use in the United States. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies.

  • U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - (National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH) Details

    Funding to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing health disparities in tobacco use in the United States. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies.

  • Urban Indian Education and Research Program - (Indian Health Service (IHS)) Details

    This program provides services and education for Urban Indian Organizations that include the following Five Core Projects: (1) public policy; (2) research and data; (3) training and technical assistance; (4) education, public relations, and marketing; and (5) payment system reform/monitoring regulations.

  • Youth Health Equity Model of Practice (YHEMOP) - (Office of Minority Health (OMH), HHS) Details

    YHEMOP provides Health Equity Fellowships to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students interested in a career in health. These fellowships provide hands on, "in the field" learning opportunities through short-term placements in diverse organizations or institutions that promote health equity and/or addresses health disparities.


  • A Roadmap for Health in All Policies: Collaborating to Win the Policy Marathon - (ChangeLab Solutions) Details

    This roadmap offers guidance to anyone who is inspired by a vision of a healthier, more equitable community for all. It focuses on using policy to build and institutionalize the public sector's ability to collaborate across departments, agencies, and offices.

  • America's Health Rankings - (United Health Foundation) Details

    Provides a comprehensive, annual perspective on national health issues, state by state. The rankings feature an interactive map to explore health statistics and compare states side-by-side.

  • BLOCK Project - (ChangeLab Solutions) Details

    The BLOCK Project examines how housing policies and practices exacerbate health inequities, and identifies promising solutions.

  • Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)) Details

    Issue brief focuses on the broad factors that influence health and describes efforts to address them, including initiatives within Medicaid.

  • City Health Dashboard - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)) Details

    The City Health Dashboard is an interactive visualization tool to help cities understand, compare and take action to improve health status and health risks in their municipalities. Twenty-six measures related to health are represented across five domains: Health Outcomes, Health Behaviors, Clinical Care, Social and Economic Factors, and the Physical Environment. Dashboard currently includes four cities as part of its pilot.

  • Countering the Production of Health Inequities: Ensuring the Opportunity for Health for All (April 2018) - (Prevention Institute) Details

    Brief provides an overview of a set of prioritized determinants of health that unmask the systemic causes that have created the community conditions that undermine health and analyzes the complex web of laws, policies, practices, and procedures-both current and historic-that have led to health inequities. The analysis also provides policy recommendations, community examples, and actionable solutions for creating an equitable Culture of Health.

  • Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    A program that will evaluate environmental exposures (physical, chemical, biological, social, behavioral, natural and built environments) on child health and development.

  • Improving Public Health through Public Parks and Trails: Eight Common Measures (2017) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    This summary presents eight common measures that connect park and trail planning to public health goals. The data collected using these measures can be employed to evaluate, plan, and promote public parks and trails at the national, state, regional, and local levels.

  • Investing in a Healthier America: The Role of Social Determinants - (Alliance for Health Policy) Details

    Archived webinar from Dec 2016 which examined the challenges of aligning or combining funding sources to achieve better health outcomes, how analysts can prove value in such ventures, and the role of health care professionals in caring for patients who have both medical and non-medical needs.

  • Moving to Access Initiative - (Brookings Institution) Details

    The Moving to Access Initiative looks at innovative policies, tools, and techniques that can help ensure that all people-regardless of income or demography-get where they need to go.

  • NCHHSTP Social Determinants of Health - (National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), CDC) Details

    Resources, publications, and definitions for health equity and social determinants of health.

  • Neighborhoods Matter Interactive Application - (County Health Rankings & Roadmaps) Details

    An interactive resource allows users to explore key CHRR Rankings physical environment factors that impact health, including air and water quality, housing, and transportation. In addition to detailing differences in health by community type, by putting in a zip code, users can see how their community is doing on these range of factors.

  • Prioritizing Transportation Equity through Complete Streets (2016) - (University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)) Details

    This report summarizes findings from a study of eight communities that implemented a transportation equity policy in providing "Complete Streets" with safe access for all users, pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders.

  • Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Training Plan - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    This training plan provides an overview of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). In general, SDOH refer to the different aspects of a person’s social and physical environment that contribute to his or her health.

  • Social Determinants of Health - National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Policy Brief (January 2017) - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS) Details

    Policy brief provides recommendations on how HHS can best address the social determinants of health in rural communities.

  • Social Determinants of Health Resource Series - (American Hospital Association) Details

    A work in progress, this series of resources can help hospitals address the social determinants of health in their communities. Resources include reports, case studies, webinars, and videos on food, housing, education, transportation, violence, social support, health behaviors, and employment.

  • Social Determinants of Health: Know What Affects Health - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    This website provides CDC resources for SDOH data, tools for action, programs, and policy. They may be used by people in public health, community organizations, and health care systems to assess SDOH and improve community well-being.

  • The Relationship between Housing and Asthma among School-Age Children - (Urban Institute) Details

    Study uses data from the 2015 American Housing Survey to better explore variations in asthma prevalence and asthma-related ER use among school-age children (ages 5 to 17) by a wide array of housing and household characteristics.

  • Transportation and Health Access: A Quality Improvement Toolkit - (Health Outreach Partners) Details

    A guide to assist health centers with assessing the scope of the problem and finding solutions to missed medical appointments due to transportation barriers. The toolkit guides the user through the two key phases of the quality improvement process: Needs Assessment and Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle, a continuous quality improvement process.

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  • 100 Million Healthier Lives - (Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)) Details

    A collaboration from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement to create health, wellbeing, and equity. Focus is on community health, multi-disciplinary collaboration, policy changes, peer-to-peer support, culture change, and creating environments good at both health and care.

  • 500 Cities Project - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    The 500 Cities Project provides city and census data on 27 chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the 500 largest U.S. cities as a means to provide benchmarks for population health. The 500 Cities data is available for download, report creation, and customizable visualizations.

  • AHRQ - Minority Health - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS) Details

    Links to AHRQ's minority health programs, reports, workshops, etc.

  • Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion - (Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D), VA) Details

    An HSR&D Center of Excellence whose mission is to reduce disparities and promote equity in health and health care among vulnerable groups of veterans and other populations.

  • Center for Health Equity and Wellness - (Adventist HealthCare) Details

    Center for Health Equity and Wellness was created to raise community awareness about local health disparities, improve capacity to deliver population-based care, and develop solutions to eliminate local disparities in health care.

  • CityHealth - (de Beaumont Foundation) Details

    CityHealth, an initiative of the de Beaumont Foundation, provides leaders with a package of evidence-based policy solutions that will help millions of people live longer, better lives in vibrant, prosperous communities.

  • Disparities in Mental Health Services Research - (National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), NIH) Details

    This program plans, stimulates, disseminates, and supports research on the complex factors that influence disparities in mental health services, particularly across special population groups such as racial and ethnic groups, as well as women and children, and persons living in rural and frontier areas.

  • EJ 2020 Action Agenda: EPA's Environmental Justice Strategy - (Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)) Details

    Priority areas, information, resources, outreach, and challenges to promote environmental justice and better health outcomes for vulnerable communities.

  • GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality Details

  • Health Equity Research and Policy - (Association of American Medical Colleges) Details

    Features AAMC health equity initiatives and resources, including a Community Engagement Toolkit to promote Native American participation in All of Us, health equity programming, community health needs assessment resources, and presentations from a February 2017 workshop.

  • Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) - (American Hospital Association) Details

    Management research to provide operational advice on improving quality, reducing costs and eliminating disparities. Link to toolkits, resources, and reports.

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health (CDC) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

  • National Academy of Medicine - Select Populations and Health Disparities Details

    Links to current projects, events, and reports concerning minority health as well as information about the work IOM has done in the area of racial and ethnic disparities in healthcare.

  • National Collaborative for Health Equity Details

    The mission of the National Collaborative for Health Equity is to promote health equity by harnessing evidence, developing leaders, and catalyzing partnerships across the many different sectors that share responsibility for creating a more equitable and just society.

  • National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities - (National Partnership to End Health Disparities) Details

    The mission of the National Partnership for Action is to mobilize and connect individuals and organizations across the country to create a Nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes for all people.

  • National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) Details

    The mission of the National Partnership for Action is to mobilize and connect individuals and organizations across the country to create a Nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes for all people. The campaign, launched by the Office of Minority Health (OMH) focuses on health status and health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority populations.

  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Details

    An organization established by a federal grant from HHS, the Center provides training, technical assistance, and educational resources to and for the aging LGBT commmunity and organizations.

  • New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) - (New York Academy of Medicine) Details

    NYAM has been advancing the health of people in cities since 1847. An independent organization, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world's urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to innovative research, education, community engagement and policy leadership. Drawing on the expertise of diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public's health; and to implement interventions that eliminate health disparities. Provides New York City and New York State health and community data resources.

  • Office of Behavioral Health Equity - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS) Details

    The Office of Behavioral Health Equity works to reduce mental health and substance use disparities and improve access to quality care.

  • Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS) Details

    The Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) coordinates CDC activities for White House and Departmental Initiatives aimed at improving the ability of educational institutions to serve racial and ethnic minorities and addressing the health and human service concerns of racial and ethnic minorities.

  • Office of Minority Health (OMH) - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)) Details

    The mission of the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will eliminate health disparities. Detailed information on cultural competency can be found on this site.

  • Partnering4Health - (Partnering4Health) Details

    Initiative logs the lessons learned from a grant-funded community health project that improved the health of more than 20 million people in 94 communities across the United States over the last three years. Site includes a comprehensive report, toolkits, online training course, and other resources.

  • Research on Care Community Health Equity (ROCChe) Subgroup - (Association of American Medical Colleges) Details

    A new forum designed to connect investigators and clinicians on issues related to research aimed at minimizing health disparities.

  • Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office - Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS) Details

    The Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) coordinates sexual and gender minority (SGM)--related research and activities by working directly with the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

  • Social Determinants of Health Symposium Series - (Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health) Details

    This website provides information on the Annual Symposium on the Social Determinants of Health.

  • The Fenway Institute Details

    An interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues. Their mission is to ensure access to quality, culturally competent medical and mental health care for traditionally underserved communities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and those affected by HIV/AIDS.

  • Vulnerable Populations - (Commonwealth Fund) Details

    The goals of the program are to improve the overall quality of health care delivered to low-income and minority Americans, and to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. The program builds on efforts to improve quality of care overall in the United States, focusing on safety-net hospitals and ambulatory care providers serving large numbers of low-income and minority patients.


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