Closing the gap in healthcare disparities through dissemination and implementation of patient centered outcomes research
May 03, 2013
May 03, 2013
Heads up Network research faithful – AHRQ has done it again with another great funding opportunity to “identify effective strategies to reduce healthcare disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations in under-resourced healthcare settings, with a particular focus on strategies for stakeholder engagement and shared decision making specific to health care delivery systems, clinicians, and patients.” This is right in your wheelhouse, oh ye researchers who follow the Network. Do us proud and apply for this important opportunity. Here is an abbreviated description from the AHRQ announcement. The complete description can be found here.
Funding Opportunity Description
According to a 2009 study by the Joint Center for Political and Economic studies, eliminating healthcare disparities for minorities would have reduced direct medical care expenditures by $229.4 billion between 2003 and 2006. Many factors contribute to racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic healthcare disparities, including poverty, inadequate access to quality care, environmental threats, personal behaviors, and educational inequalities, among others.
This FOA focuses on reducing health disparities for minorities in under-resourced settings. Under-resourced settings are generally considered to be settings that provide care for people who have insurance with low reimbursement rates or those who have no insurance which leads to a relatively low level of resources to make the required capital and human resource investments.
Knowledge to be gained/Expected Outcome: