Understanding healthcare disparities in Atopic Dermatitis and Alopecia Areata patients

Funding Agency:
Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer Global Medical Grants (GMG) supports the global healthcare community’s independent initiatives (e.g., research, quality improvement, or education) to improve patient outcomes in areas of unmet medical need that are aligned with Pfizer’s medical and/or scientific strategies. Pfizer’s GMG competitive grant program involves a publicly posted Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides detail regarding a general area of interest, sets timelines for review and approval, and uses an internal Pfizer review process to make final grant decisions. Organizations are invited to submit an application addressing the practice gaps as outlined in the specific RFP.

Projects to be considered for Pfizer support will focus on understanding healthcare disparities among underrepresented populations in AD and/or AA patients with a special emphasis on improving care standards, healthcare resources access and utilization.

Examples include: Access to dermatologist-led care, access to appropriate therapies and monitoring, assessing appropriate topical/systemic steroid utilization, ER/Urgent care use, and healthcare maintenance (vaccination, laboratory monitoring, cancer prevention, smoking cessation and/or behavioral health).

Projects which aim to improve care standards and entail systematic and continuous actions able to demonstrate measurable outcomes via methodologically rigorous methods will be given the highest priority.

Priority will also be given to projects that address patients who are part of a medically underserved population; defined as patients who have experienced health and/or healthcare system disparities secondary to social determinants of health.

Grant Application due date: September 17, 2021 (was Sep. 10)

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Eligibility Requirements

Geographic Scope: Global

• The following may apply: medical, dental, nursing, allied health, and/or pharmacy professional schools; healthcare institutions (both large and small); professional associations and medical societies; medical education companies; and other entities with a mission related to healthcare professional education and/or healthcare improvement. • If the project involves multiple departments within an institution and/or between different institutions / organizations / associations. All institutions must have a relevant role and the requesting organization must have a key role in the project. • For projects offering continuing education credit, the requesting organization must be accredited.

Amount

$250,000

Amount Description

Individual projects requesting up to $250,000 will be considered. The estimated total available budget related to this RFP is up to $2 million.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Medical
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

September 17, 2021