Technologies to Improve Population Health

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) part of NIH, posted the funding opportunity announcement “Technologies for Improving Population Health and Eliminating Health Disparities” on April 24, 2015.

Small Business Concerns (SBC) and non-profit research institutions are encouraged to submit Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications to improve minority health by reducing health disparities utilizing technologies.

Appropriate technologies need to be effective, affordable, culturally acceptable, and deliverable to racial/ethnic minorities, low-income, and rural populations. Technologies may be new and innovative or they may arise from existing technologies that have been redesigned based on the needs of one or more disparity populations. The technology must improve the current quality of care.

Technologies to be considered include:

  • Mobile health and telehealth/telemedicine technologies and apps for communication diagnosis, monitoring, evaluation, medical management, tracking and treatment in underserved and/or rural community settings
  • Innovative products or services that will facilitate or enhance care coordination
  • Culturally attuned behavioral interventions or low cost tools and technologies such as software apps for mobile devices
  • Tools, technologies, and methods for detecting measuring and assessing a broad array of unhealthy social and environmental exposures
  • Products or service that will expand opportunities to access and use high quality prenatal care


NIMHS intends to commit $1,000,000 in FY 2016 to fund 3 to 4 awards. The earliest submission date is June 23, 2015, Letter of Intent is due June 23, 2015 followed by the application deadline of July 23, 2015.

Go to to view the Funding Opportunity Announcement (RFA-MD-15-008).

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