NIH R01: Community Level Interventions to Improve Minority Health and Reduce Health Disparities

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-24-231

Deadline: October 5, 2024


The purpose of this initiative is to support research to develop and test community-level interventions to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

Specific Areas of Research Interest

Community-level intervention targets of special interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Increasing affordable healthy food options and opportunities for physical activity outside the home.
  • Changing community norms and reducing structural barriers related to health promoting behaviors, such as breastfeeding, vaccination, physical activity, and preventive health screening.
  • Improving community attitudes (e.g., reducing prejudice, stigma, or discrimination) towards sociodemographic groups (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, sexual and gender minorities) or towards individuals with certain health conditions (e.g., HIV, mental illness) that are detrimental to the health and well-being of these populations.
  • Promoting screening, detection, help-seeking, and self-management related to acute or chronic illnesses (e.g., COVID-19, cancer, HIV, stroke, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, substance use disorders).
  • Enhancing the ability of community-dwelling older adults to age in place or individuals with disabilities to live independently and maintain health and well-being.
  • Promoting community re-integration and health of individuals returning to the community after incarceration or institutionalization.
  • Promoting healthy transition of individuals returning to the community after acute or chronic hospitalization.
  • Preventing accidental injury, interpersonal violence, or suicide and suicide thoughts and behaviors especially with use of firearms.

For more information, please see the funding opportunity webpage.