Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19

Funding Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services

NOTE: This is a Forecasted Opportunity

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) anticipates funding for an initiative to demonstrate the effectiveness of local “grassroots” efforts to improve the access, use and outcomes of vaccination, testing, contact tracing and health behaviors related to COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority populations, including those in rural communities. OMH expects projects funded through this initiative to: 1) use evidence-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate health literacy strategies to increase health literacy for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, vaccination and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices); and 2) document participation in COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, vaccination and/or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices) This program will align with, but not duplicate, existing federal efforts to disseminate resources for COVID-19 responses.   

OMH expects to issue awards with a period of performance of up to 2 years distributed as follows: 30 awards ranging from $3,000,000 - $4,000,000 for urban communities; and 43 awards ranging from $2,000,000,000 - $3,000,000 over 2 years for rural communities.   

 

Estimated Post Date: Jan 15, 2021
Estimated Application Due Date: Feb 16, 2021

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 16, 2021