Department of Health and Human Services: Emergency Award: RADx-UP – Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing

High rates and disparities of COVID-19 infection and mortality continue among underserved and vulnerable populations across the United States. The overarching goal of the Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) initiative is to understand and ameliorate factors that have placed a disproportionate burden of the pandemic on underserved and/or vulnerable populations, specifically by implementing programs that expand the scope and reach of COVID-19 testing interventions to reduce these disparities. To address barriers to testing and vaccination, social, ethical, and behavioral research is urgently needed to inform related efforts.

The Phase II RADx-UP program aims to expand research to understand and address the social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) of COVID-19 testing interventions among underserved and vulnerable populations. Proposed studies for Phase II are encouraged to move beyond descriptive health disparities research to focus on developing interventions and other actionable solutions in collaboration with community partners and stakeholders.

Amount: $24,000,000 will be awarded over two years to fund approximately 16 awards that range up to $400,000 per year. The maximum project period is two years.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education; county governments; special district governments; nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; For-profit organizations; tribal organizations; tribal governments; state governments; city or township governments; Independent school districts; Small businesses; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

Deadline: July 07, 2021.

Resource Information
Funder Department of Health and Human Services
Eligibility For Profit Organization, Institutes of Higher Education, Local Government, Nonprofit Organization, Schools, State Government, Tribal Government, Tribal Organization
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Sector COVID-19 Emergency Response, Research
Grant Amount $0-$400,000
Deadline Closed