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Funding opportunities for telehealth and broadband related programs.

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Clinical Trials Development for Co-Occurring Conditions in Individuals with Down syndrome: Phased Awards for INCLUDE (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required) - This funding opportunity encourages Exploratory/Developmental Phased Innovation (R61/R33) grant applicants to support development of clinical trials to treat critical and co-occurring health conditions in individuals with Down syndrome. Additionally, it is designed to encourage research and increase infrastructure support of clinical trials for co-occurring conditions in individuals with Down syndrome. This includes research on the development of technologies, screening access and management through new delivery systems such as telehealth.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology - This funding opportunity will support innovative solutions critical to maximize the potential of health information technology and achieve the goal of a transformed health care delivery system.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

HHS

Expiring in 3 months

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Using Innovative Digital Healthcare Solutions to Improve Quality at the Point of Care (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional) - This funding opportunity seeks applications for research projects that evaluate the effectiveness of digital healthcare interventions in improving the quality of healthcare services delivered through digital solutions such as telehealth. Applicants are expected to evaluate the digital healthcare intervention and the problem it may address, as well as how the intervention will be implemented into the clinical workflow, measure performance, reduce health disparities, and evaluate reliability, validity, and usability for all users of the telehealth system.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

AHRQ
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Telehealth Strategies for Individuals with HIV and Substance Use Disorders - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research funding to explore and develop telehealth methods and strategies for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment for individuals living with HIV and substance use disorder.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH/NIDA
Comprehensive Care for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus from Populations with Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - This initiative will support innovative research to develop multi-level/multi-component strategies to effectively adapt and implement comprehensive clinical care for individuals with Type 2 diabetes mellitus from populations with health disparities. Special interests include telehealth effectiveness on the continuity of diabetes care during public health emergencies.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIMHD
Health Care Models for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions from Populations that Experience Health Disparities: Advancing Health Care towards Health Equity (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional) - Grants are available to support innovative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary research designed to study the effective adaptation, integration, and implementation of recommended guidelines of care of persons with multiple chronic conditions from populations that experience health disparities. The role of health information technology, including telehealth, in proactive health care delivery is of interest.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIMHD

Expiring in 6 months or more

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Limited Competition: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Research Training Grant for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (T32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - This funding opportunity supports eligible institutions to enhance predoctoral research training of individuals seeking a PhD or an equivalent research health professional degree. To achieve this, programs are encouraged to build on the local strengths and demonstrated translational innovations, interventions and behavioral modifications aimed at improving knowledge in areas such as health disparities, telehealth and telemedicine, rural health, community engagement, bioinformatics, dissemination and implementation.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Clinical and Translational Science Award (UM1 Clinical Trial Optional) - Applications are being accepted for Clinical and Translational Science Award Program hubs that will be part of a national, collaborative consortium focused on bringing more treatments to more patients more quickly through advancing clinical and translational science.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

NCATS
Limited Competition: Mentored Research Career Development Program Award in Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program (K12 Clinical Trial Optional) - The goal of this funding opportunity is to encourage institutions to propose creative and innovative institutional research career development programs designed to prepare an outstanding heterogeneous pool of promising later stage postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty scholars in clinical and translational science (including telehealth and telemedicine) who have made a commitment to independent research careers (i.e., tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions), and to facilitate their timely transition to more advanced support.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

NIH
Exploratory Grants in Cancer Control (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages the submission of exploratory/developmental research grant (R21) applications that focus on different aspects of cancer control by modifying behavior, screening, and understanding etiologic factors contributing to the development of cancer, and developing ways to control cancer. The overarching goal is to provide support to promote the early and conceptual stages of research efforts on novel scientific ideas that have the potential to substantially advance population-based cancer research, including telehealth and telemedicine.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Precision Mental Health: Develop Tools to Inform Treatment Selection in Depression (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) - This funding opportunity focuses on accelerating the development and validation of predictive tools and biomarkers in order to inform treatment selection for depression.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Digital Technology for Early Detection and Monitoring of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias - This notice of special interest (NOSI) funding opportunity aims to promote research on utilizing digital signals and data as a form of digital phenotyping. The purpose of this research is to identify and flag individuals at risk of Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease-related dementias about early stages before cognitive symptoms are detected. Promising areas of research include but are not limited to the use of telehealth and digital health technology.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

NIA
NIDA REI: Reaching Equity at the Intersection of HIV and Substance Use: Novel Approaches to Address HIV Related Health Disparities in Underserved Racial and/or Ethnic Populations (R34 Clinical Trial Optional) - As part of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)’s Racial Equity Initiative (REI), this funding opportunity focuses on supporting pilot or feasibility research on structural factors, organizational practices, policies, and other social, cultural, and contextual influences that lead to inequities at the intersection of HIV and substance use among underserved racial and/or ethnic minority populations affected by persistent HIV disparities.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIDA
Effectiveness Trials for Post-Acute Interventions and Services to Optimize Longer-term Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Required) - The purpose of this funding opportunity is to research the effectiveness of therapy and service delivery during the post-acute phase management of mental health conditions. Relevant research topics include maintenance therapies that promote ongoing monitoring, delivered via telehealth or in-person, as well as technology-assisted monitoring that can detect clinical deteriorations.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Pilot Effectiveness Trials for Post-Acute Interventions and Services to Optimize Longer-term Outcomes (R34 Clinical Trial Required) - This funding opportunity supports pilot projects to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic and service delivery interventions (e.g. telehealth) for the post-acute management of mental health conditions.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Bioengineering Partnerships with Industry (U01 Clinical Trial Optional) - This funding opportunity supports research partnerships formed by academic and industrial investigators to accelerate the development and adoption of promising bioengineering tools and technologies that can address important biomedical problems. Awards will focus on supporting multidisciplinary teams that apply an integrative, quantitative bioengineering approach to developing technologies, including telemedicine.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Effectiveness of School-Based Health Centers to Advance Health Equity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - This is a funding opportunity supporting research that investigates the effectiveness of school-based health centers as a health services care delivery model to address the needs of school-aged children from populations with health disparities. Areas of special interest include telehealth.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIMHD
Patient-Clinician Relationship: Improving Health Outcomes in Populations that Experience Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - This funding opportunity supports innovative multi-disciplinary and multi-level research designed to understand how optimizing patient-clinician communications and relationships affect health care outcomes in populations with health care disparities. This includes studies that evaluate the effects of telehealth communication.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIMHD
Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts: Building the Next Generation of Research Cohorts (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) - This funding opportunity seeks to support the initiation and building of the next generation of population-based cancer epidemiology cohorts to address specific knowledge gaps in cancer etiology and survivorship. Areas of feasible study include test measures related to healthcare delivery such as telehealth.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Laboratories to Optimize Digital Health (R01 Clinical Trial Required) - This funding opportunity is for groundbreaking research projects aimed at testing strategies to enhance the reach, efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of digital mental health interventions.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development Award (K08) - The AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development Award (K08) provides financial and research support for individuals with clinical doctoral degrees to engage in mentored research and didactic study in patient-centered outcomes research, including the development of telehealth solutions and other digital health care tools.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

AHRQ
Technology Development to Reduce Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - This grant provides funding to further develop affordable medical technologies, such as telehealth, that will help reduce disparities in access to healthcare and health outcomes among disadvantaged groups. The applicant should aim to address one of the following categories that can impact healthcare disparities: physical, knowledge, infrastructure, economic, and/or cultural.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address and Reduce Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - This funding opportunity supports research that examines the impact of leveraging health information technology (health IT) to reduce disparities in access to and utilization of health care services, patient-clinician communication, and health outcomes for populations that experience health disparities in the U.S. Special areas of interest include the evaluation of telehealth policies on access to care, the impact of telehealth care delivery models on quality of care and interventions to address the challenges that can impact telehealth engagement and adherence to treatment plans.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) - The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support studies that will identify, develop, and/or test strategies for overcoming barriers to the adoption, adaptation, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of evidence-based interventions, practices, programs, tools, treatments, guidelines, and policies. Applications that focus on re-implementation of evidence-based health services (e.g., telehealth and telemedicine) that may have dropped off amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Pragmatic Trials across the Cancer Control Continuum (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Required) - Through this funding opportunity, the National Cancer Institute intends to accelerate the development of evidence-based cancer-related interventions that reflect the diversity of people, places, contexts, and settings in the United States. This funding opportunity will support research that tests the impact of cancer-related interventions on cancer-related outcomes across the cancer control continuum using a pragmatic trial study design. Interventions that leverage novel delivery modalities such as telehealth and interventions that can be delivered for populations in diverse locations such as rural areas are key areas of focus.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Seeking Products to Address Social Needs impacting Substance Use Disorders (SUD) (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Optional) - This funding opportunity is aimed at supporting small business concerns (SBCs) in the development of technologies to address health-related social needs (HRSN) impacting substance use disorders (SUD) other than alcohol use disorder.

United States small business concerns (SBCs)

NIH
Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Assessing Real-World Effectiveness and Implementation of Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication among Rural Communities - This Notice of Special Interest seeks to support research on the real-world effectiveness of telehealth collaboration among health care providers, specifically provider-to-provider telehealth, to improve access to critical health expertise in remote communities. The research aims to advance health equity and access to care, investigate the effectiveness of provider-to-provider telehealth in managing rural populations' health, and develop implementation strategies in settings where clinical effectiveness is established.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Health and Health Care Disparities Among Persons Living with Disabilities (R01 - Clinical Trials Optional) - This funding opportunity aims to fund innovative research focused on addressing health and well-being among individuals with disabilities, particularly at the intersections of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Interventions to expand cancer screening and preventive services to ADVANCE health in populations that experience health disparities (R01, Clinical Trial Required) - This opportunity works to address barriers to cancer screening and preventive services in populations experiencing health disparities. Projects should include barriers and facilitators at various levels, such as patient, clinician, health care setting, and neighborhood/community, and may include telehealth implementation.

U.S. organizations, both private and public

NIH
Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program - This program provides funding to develop community facilities in rural areas. Funds may be used to construct or improve facilities and includes utility services like telemedicine and distance learning equipment.

Public or private nonprofits, including tribal, faith-based, and community-based organizations

Ongoing USDA

Important information

Providers who receive federal funds must provide an equal opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, their programs and services by all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin (including language spoken), disability, age, and sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity).

Disability access

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) are federal civil rights law that prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities. These statutes require covered health programs and medical care providers to make their services, including telehealth services, available in an accessible manner. For more information on how to ensure that your programs and services are accessible to people with disabilities, please visit the HHS Office for Civil Rights webpage on Disability Access and ADA.gov.

Language access

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires recipients of federal financial assistance to take reasonable steps to make their programs and services, including telehealth services, accessible by individuals who are limited English proficient (LEP). For more information on how to ensure that your programs and services are accessible to people who are LEP, please visit the HHS Office for Civil Rights webpage on Language Access and LEP.gov.