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Deadline: February 16, 2018

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R21 Clinical Trial Optional)

The Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males initiative seeks to foster health promotion among racial and ethnic minority men. Research in this area is essential and outlined in Healthy People 2010, 2020, 2040: “To eliminate health disparities among segments of the population, including differences that occur by gender, race or ethnicity, education or income, disability, geographic location or sexual orientation.” Generally men access primary care facilities less often than women and are more inclined to delay accessing diagnostic services and treatments. Thus, interventions in this area of study need to be innovative and cognizant of these patterns.

Below are potentially applicable areas of research. These suggested areas of research are not listed in any priority order and are not to be viewed as an exhaustive or exclusive list. Investigators may target other groups of minority males (e.g., men of diverse sexual orientation, migrant workers, disabled men, rural and immigrant men).

  • Studies that integrate the latest scientific advances to develop interventions in areas such as precision health, data science/big data, m-health, and omics science
  • Studies that test innovative interventions to reduce risk factors associated with the leading causes of morbidity and mortality (e.g., poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyle, and risky behavior) among racial and ethnic minority men in rural, urban, and nontraditional settings, including interventions addressing multiple risk factors
  • Multifaceted interventions designed to increase both initial and repeat health screenings and risk assessment among racial and ethnic minority and underserved men
  • Studies that include innovative approaches involving families, social networks, or communities in interventions designed to enhance health-promotion structures and behaviors
  • Obesity prevention, treatment, and maintenance interventions that target all minority males, in particular, Hispanics and African Americans
  • Innovative interventions that target all minority males, in particular, Hispanics and African Americans, for cardiovascular and cancer screening, identification, prevention and treatment
  • Interventions that incorporate faith, cultural, and family values and are designed to test the effects of unique and creative intergenerational health promotion activities
  • Culturally and linguistically appropriate studies designed to enhance self-efficacy, competence, and skill development to support the initiation and maintenance of health promoting behaviors
  • Studies that include innovative applications of mobile health and other technologies in interventions designed to enhance health-promotion behaviors and/or to reduce health risk behaviors
  • Studies that employ research approaches such as community-based participatory research and participatory action research to determine the most feasible and effective biopsychosocial and biobehavioral interventions to reduce or eliminate health disparities

Amount: Grants of up to $275,000 will be awarded. No more than $200,000 in direct costs may be requested in any single year. The maximum project period is two years.

Eligibility: Special district governments; for profit organizations including small businesses; Native American tribal organizations; independent school districts; nonprofit organizations with or without 501(c)(3) status; city or township governments; institutions of higher education; county governments; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; state governments; and others.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=298467

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