Grants to Support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research Grant Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) is announcing the availability of funds under this grant program to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in conducting health services and health disparities research.

The purpose of


the grant program is to support researchers in implementing health services research activities to reduce disparities among diverse CMS beneficiary populations.

The economic burden of health disparities in the U. S. has an estimated cost of 1. 24 trillion dollars.

As part of its Equity Plan, CMS OMH is working to "develop and disseminate promising approaches to reduce health disparities." This grant program seeks to:
1) support researchers at HBCUs to pursue topics that impact Black and African American populations; 2) fund research to investigate health disparities and how they can be reduced; 3) foster the dissemination of best practices and innovations among grantees, within CMS and beyond; and 4) improve healthcare quality for CMS's minority beneficiaries.
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


Estimated Funding: $148,500

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Grants to Support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research Grant Program

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Applicants must be an accredited HBCU and meet one of the following two requirements in order to qualify for funding under this grant program: 1) Offer a Ph.D.

or Master's Degree Program in one or more of the following disciplines: - Allied Health - Gerontology - Health Care Administration - Nursing - Pharmacology - Public Health - Social Work; or 2) Have a School of Medicine

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