The NIH and AHRQ have reissued three funding opportunities for Understanding and Promoting Health Literacy: an R01, an R03, and an R21. Health literacy is, “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.”
The purpose of these awards is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ public health priorities that are outlined in its Healthy People initiative. Applications should address health promotion, injury or disease prevention, environmental exposure reduction, treatment or management of injuries, diseases or health conditions, and/or the improvement of health or health care outcomes within specific populations (e.g., children, the elderly, low income or vulnerable or under served populations).
The NIH and AHRQ ask that applications be relevant to both the general objectives of this opportunity, and to the specific research interests of at least one of the participating organizations. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the relevant program administrator for this health literacy opportunity as listed in the full announcement.
See all of this week’s Funding Alerts.