FOA for Digital Health Interventions

NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) along with other Institutes and Centers within NIH, have issued a Forecast to publish the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) (NOT-MH-20-058). The goal is to solicit applications that will support research to determine the role and impact of digital health interventions.

These interventions may include mobile health, telemedicine, telehealth, health IT, and wearable devices to address secondary health effects of the social, behavioral, and economic changes following the COVID-19 pandemic. This is particularly important among populations experiencing health disparities and/or populations with vulnerable populations.

Academic researchers will be required to partner with digital health developers and/or existing well-established digital health delivery platforms to prepare and submit applications. Research areas under this program include access, engagement, and effectiveness to screen and treat health conditions not possible though traditional healthcare settings, especially where healthcare access may be limited or not utilized.

Some of the anticipated organizations eligible to apply include universities, small businesses, For-Profit organizations, state governments, county governments, Indian/Native American Tribal Government, and regional organizations,

So far, estimated total funding, expected number of awards, and the estimated award ceiling has not been determined.

For the FOA, go to For more information, email Adam Haim PhD at NIMH at or call 301-435-3593.


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