OMH Announces New Funding Opportunity: Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity

June 27, 2023

The HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) anticipates funding two cooperative agreements to support a Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity (CIIHE). The CIIHE will support efforts, including research, education, service, and policy development, to advance sustainable solutions that address indigenous health disparities and advance health equity in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) populations. Applicants will be required to address only one of the two focus populations per application.

In the United States, AI/AN and NHPI populations experience a high burden of health disparities and inequities as demonstrated by higher prevalence rates of a wide range of diseases and disability status, adverse impacts of social determinants of health, and barriers to health care access. Studies have shown that culturally adapted and culturally grounded health and public health approaches and interventions that are aligned with indigenous communities’ cultural values and perspectives are effective in improving health outcomes.

General Information:

Announcement Number: MP-CPI-23-002

Opportunity Title: Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity

Award Amount: $1,750,000 – $2,250,000

Estimated Total: $4,000,000

Application Due Date: August 1, 2023, 6:00 p.m. ET

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