Due Date: 05/04/21
Funder: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
About the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invests in research and fosters collaborations and partnerships to promote and support evidence-based science to inform practice and policy. Its programs and initiatives provide a leading edge in enhancing the scientific knowledge base and designing interventions to improve health outcomes to reduce and ultimately lead to the elimination of health disparities. Through NIMHD’s leadership, health disparities have become a recognized scientific field of study, which has evolved from documenting and investigating differences in health status and risk factors among affected populations, to addressing health disparities using traditional and non-traditional research approaches.
About the Opportunity
This Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the urgent need for research strategies and interventions to address SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy, uptake, and implementation among populations who experience health disparities in the United States (U.S.). Research is urgently needed to understand and address misinformation, distrust, and hesitancy regarding the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) vaccine among adults in the U.S. and its territories, especially among populations who are at increased risk for morbidity and mortality due to long-standing systemic health and social inequities and chronic medical conditions. ThisNOSI solicits community-engaged research to: 1) evaluate innovative interventions to facilitate vaccination uptake in clinical and community contexts; and 2) address the barriers to increasing reach, access, and uptake of vaccinations among health disparity populations.
Applications are due May 4, 2021.