The purpose of the NUCA II Program is to further demonstrate that partnerships between Federal agencies and national organizations can efficiently and effectively:
(1) improve access to care for targeted racial and ethnic minority populations; (2) address social determinants of health to achieve
health equity for targeted minority populations through projects of national significance; (3) reduce youth violence (including gang violence) among targeted minority populations; (4) increase the diversity of the health-related work force; and (5) increase the knowledge base and enhance data availability for health disparities and health equity activities.
Award(s) may be made in each of the following five categories:
access to care; achieving health equity by addressing the social determinants of health; youth violence (including gang violence); work force development; and data collection, analysis, and evaluation on targeted racial and ethnic minority populations through increased knowledge base and enhanced data availability for health disparities and health equity activities.
Over the five-year project period, multiple relevant projects will be supported under each umbrella cooperative agreement.
Depending upon the category, the following are examples of the types of strategies, practices, or interventions that could be supported:
? Youth initiatives (examples include activities which support academic enrichment and career development).
? Projects that train and/or develop a cadre of promotores/community health workers.
? Behavioral Health/Integrated Care.
? Projects of national significance to reduce youth and gang violence.
? Projects of national significance to increase immunization rates among racial and ethnic minority populations.
? Academic and other support services for racial and ethnic minority students in the health professions and research educational pipeline.
? National efforts to assist minority students in pursuing careers in health research.
? Disease prevention/health promotion; health services and behavioral research; health care access, including mental health, and human services support.
? Efforts involving community and faith-based organizations to provide assistance to minority populations unable to access care.
? Health information technology.
? Cultural and linguistic competency.
? Health information dissemination and communication.
? Data collection and analysis on specific minority populations.
? Development of curricula, toolkits, and other educational/ instructional materials; and technical assistance, training (e.g., ??Train-the- Trainer??), and other workshops on project evaluation.