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National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

National Institute of Mental Health

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Application Receipt Date(s): September 21, 2012, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. AIDS Application Receipt Date(s): September 7, 2012, January 7, 2013, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to reduce health disparities through the development and translation of appropriate medical technologies. The NIH defines health disparities as differences in the incidence, prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and burden of diseases and other adverse health outcomes that exist among specific population groups. These population groups are African Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, subpopulations of all of these racial/ethnic groups, socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals, and medically underserved populations including individuals residing in rural and urban areas. Appropriate medical technologies must have the following basic characteristics: effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and easily accessible to those who need them. Responsive grant applications must, during Phase I and Phase II, involve a formal collaboration with a healthcare provider or other healthcare organization serving a health disparity population. This announcement supports applications to develop medical devices, imaging systems, and other technologies that adequately address the healthcare needs of health disparity populations. It is expected that responsive grant applications will result in advances in medical technologies that will be invaluable in reducing health disparities within and across the priority areas of cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, mental health, and obesity, as well as lung, liver, and kidney diseases, psoriasis, scleroderma, and other diseases, illnesses, and conditions of public health importance.

Medical and scientific advances have introduced new opportunities for the continued improvement of health for all Americans. However, in spite of notable …

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