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Funding Opportunity Number:
May 16, 2011
May 16, 2011
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jun 23, 2011
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jun 23, 2011
Jul 23, 2011
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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations
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Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Applicants must meet one of the following three requirements in order to qualify for funding under this grant program.
1. A health services/disparities researcher at a university or college offering a Ph.D. or Master?s Degree Program in one or more of the following disciplines:
Health Care Administration
Social Work; or
2. A member of a community-based health organization with a Hispanic health services research component; or
3. A member of a professional association focusing on Hispanic health services and health disparities issues.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the availability of funds under its Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program to inform researchers of funding opportunities to conduct health services research affecting Hispanics for 2011. This announcement seeks competitive applications for small applied research projects that relate to identifying and evaluating solutions for eliminating health disparities among Hispanics. Investigators shall be associated with a university, college, community-based health organization, or a professional association that has a health services research component. Researchers are expected to become involved in the design, implementation, and operation of research projects that address health care issues such as financing, delivery, access, quality, and barriers affecting the Hispanics. CMS is seeking these types of research projects because of the importance in finding solutions to the many difficult health issues that have a significant impact on the health of Hispanics.
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics issued a directive to increase the participation of Hispanics in federal education programs and services. This includes Hispanic-serving school districts, Hispanic Institutions, and other educational institutions for Hispanics. A Commission advises the President and the Secretary of Education on these issues. The grant program is consistent with the White House Initiative directing an interagency approach to developing, monitoring, and coordinating federal efforts to promote high-quality education for Hispanics. The Commission works to develop ways to maximize the effectiveness of Federal education initiatives within the Hispanic community.
The Commission is also charged with the development of a monitoring system that will measure and hold executive branch departments and agencies accountable for the coordination of federal efforts to ensure the participation of Hispanics in federal education programs. It will examine available research and information on the effectiveness of current practices at the local, state and federal levels in closing the educational achievement gap for Hispanics. The White House Initiative calls for a series of actions covering a broad scope of issues including health services research, conferences, service delivery, data collection, and customer service capability for Hispanics. CMS?s Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program is in accordance with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. This program is one strategy to increase the participation, promotion, and professional development of investigators interested in Hispanic health services research.