Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities to Improve Health Outcomes


Opportunity ID:328672
Opportunity Number:MP-CPI-21-003
Opportunity Title:Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities to Improve Health Outcomes
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):93.137
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:☒ State Governments ☒ County Governments ☒ City or township governments ☒ Special district governments ☒ Independent school districts ☒ Public and State controlled institutions of higher education ☒ Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) ☒ Public Housing authorities/Indian housing authorities ☒ Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments) ☒ Nonprofits having 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education ☒ Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education Additional Eligibility Information: Private non-profit institutions of higher education; U.S. territories
Agency Code:HHS-OPHS
Agency Name:Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Posted Date:Aug 14, 2020
Last Updated Date:Aug 14, 2020
Estimated Synopsis Post Date:Dec 31, 2020
Fiscal Year:2021
Award Ceiling:$400,000
Award Floor:$300,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:5
Description:The HHS Office of Minority Health is offering funding to support State and local collaborative teams in implementing a methodological framework and strategies for assessing and addressing structural racism in health policies, developed through a complementary policy academy initiative. In particular, awardees will: (1) Obtain governmental and public buy-in for engaging in this policy collaborative endeavor; (2) Create a multi-sector team (e.g., comprised of leadership from the governor's/mayor's office and health, behavioral health, child welfare, justice, education, commerce, community service and other agencies, and from community organizations); (3) Conduct a review of existing policies to identify the areas primed for a structural racism assessment; (4) Develop or revise a policy (or policies) to address structural racism and improve health outcomes; (5) Implement the new/revised policy and evaluate its impact on health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities within their jurisdiction; and (6) Create and implement strategies to communicate, sustain and spread policies resulting in improved health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities. BACKGROUND: Racial and ethnic minority populations experience a number of disparities which contribute to poor health outcomes.Structural racism, evidenced in residential segregation, inequitable allocation and quality of services and resources such as health care and education, disproportionate contact with the justice system, and lack of access to employment opportunities, plays a persistent and large role in historical disadvantage and supports the persistence of racial and ethnic health disparities.

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