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Pilot Awards for Community Engaged Approaches to Understand or Reduce Health Disparities

[Final Round Closed]

The Center for Health Equity Engagement Education and Research, established jointly by the MetroHealth System and Case
Western Reserve University, sought innovative pilot projects that partnered with community organizations
to better understand and/or reduce health disparities. Investigators from underrepresented groups were highly encouraged to apply.

There were a total 18 awardees over 5 rounds.

Funding Opportunity Purpose:

This pilot project aimed to develop investigators with a high capacity to engage in partnerships with communities to conduct high-quality health disparities research. Community partnerships were intended to leverage the experience and understanding of the community in identifying the root causes of health disparities that adversely affect health. Investigations of interest include the development, pilot testing, and/or dissemination of community-based studies to understand and/or eliminate health disparities.

A total of 5 pilot projects were funded in the final year.

Final decisions on all awards were made by the National Institutes of Health.