Rural Health Research Center Cooperative Agreement

 

This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to increase the amount of high-quality, impartial, policy-relevant research available to assist health care providers and decision-makers at the Federal, State and local levels better understand the challenges faced by rural communities and provide information that will inform policies designed to improve access to health care and population health.  RHRC recipients will conduct policy-oriented health services research on rural issues and synthesize the issues into publically available policy briefs designed to be easily understood by a non-technical audience.  The awards provided through the RHRC Cooperative Agreement are designed to provide support for a four-year research center with a specific rural health research area(s) of concentration.  This cooperative agreement program will support health services research projects but excludes clinical/biomedical research and the expenditure of funds for delivery of services. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines health services research as examining “how people get access to health care, how much care costs, and what happens to patients as a result of this care.”  The main goals of health services research are to “identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high quality care; reduce medical errors, and improve patient safety.”[1] [1] Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. What is Health Services Research? Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2002. [Online]

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
HRSA-16-054
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Health Resources and Services Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
7
Other Categories
https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=5e3ba72b-c7d3-4315-a93e-3f09d73d454c
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit entities.  Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Deadlines
03/14/2016
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
SBryce@hrsa.gov
E-mail Address
SBryce@hrsa.gov
Financial Information
Obligations
$4,900,000.00

 


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