Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

Program Description

NIMHD is leading a research effort to encourage innovative health services research that can directly and demonstrably contribute to the improvement of minority health and/or the reduction of health disparities both at the healthcare system level and in clinical settings. Disparities in health care settings are a clear contributor to disparities in health outcomes. Differences in utilization patterns and quality of care indicators between health disparity populations and the general population have been well documented. More work is needed to understand how best to eliminate these inequities.

Research topics of specific interest include, but are not limited to, strategies that focus on implementation, improvements, and/or analysis in these areas: health care system management, health information technologies, patient safety, use of allied health, paraprofessionals and peer-led health services, cultural competence, health care for persons of limited English proficiency, national CLAS standard implementation, health care system-related policies, health care practitioners in underserved areas, tools and methods to identify and measure patient reported outcomes, and simulation models of factors impacting health disparity outcomes.

NIH Guide No.: PAR-18-286 and PAR-18-287