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Open Call: Evidence for Action: Innovative Research to Advance Racial Equity

E4A seeks grantees who are deeply committed to conducting rigorous and equitable research and ensuring that their findings are actionable in the real world. In addition to research funding, RWJF also supports grantees with stakeholder engagement, dissemination of findings, and other activities that can enhance their projects’ potential to “move the needle” on health and racial equity. Only through intentional and collaborative efforts to disrupt racism and translate research to action can we hope to build a more just and equitable society and a Culture of Health. Learn more

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Due March 8th: Burden, Distribution, and Impact of Post COVID-19 Conditions

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to track and investigate the burden and impact of post-COVID-19 conditions (PCC) in diverse populations within the United States through surveillance and long-term follow-up of cohorts with PCC in collaboration with state, academic, or health networks. Post-COVID conditions include a wide range of health consequences that occur more than four weeks after initial SARS-CoV-2 infection. Studies will also explore risk factors and mitigating factors as they relate to the development, resolution, and prevention of PCC. NOFO will include two components: Component A- up to four surveillance sites and Component B -one coordinating center site. Learn more

Due April 4th: Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to engage small business concerns (SBC) in developing technologies and products that engage, empower, and motivate individuals. and communities, including providers and healthcare institutions, in sustainable health promoting activities and interventions that lead to improved health, healthcare delivery, and the elimination of health disparities in one or more NIH-defined population groups who experience health disparities including racial and ethnic minorities (African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders), socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals, individuals residing in underserved rural areas, and sexual/gender minorities. Learn more



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Due April 22nd: Community Collaboration Mini-Grant Program

Duke University in partnership with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is serving as the Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics- Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program. The goal of the program is to improve access to and uptake of diagnostic COVID-19 testing in communities of underserved and vulnerable populations. The purpose of the overall program is to better understand factors that have led to the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on these groups, and develop interventions to reduce those disparities. The RADx-UP program has multiple components, which are summarized here. Learn more

Due May 7th: Risk and Protective Factors of Family Health and Interventions

The goal of this initiative is to support family level health observational and intervention studies in the biomedical, clinical, population, behavioral or social sciences. Projects are expected to include family health measures. Projects must include a focus on families from one or more populations that NIH designates as experiencing health disparities in the US and territories, which include Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minorities (SGM). Learn more



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NRC-RIM has developed and curated a collection of resources to support local health departments and community-based organizations working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID -19.

When you apply for funding, consider using our resources in your proposed approach. Contact us with any questions at

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Promising Practices

Promising practices are strategies, approaches, or programs that have anecdotally shown to have a positive impact in some local settings. NRC-RIM has collected nearly 40 promising practices through one-on-one interviews with public health professionals actively engaged in COVID-19 response among RIM communities.

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Toolkits contain practical guides, checklists, and promising practices relevant to each toolkit topic. All materials were curated specifically to support health departments with COVID-19 response among RIM communities:

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Vaccine Campaigns

Get the Facts and Get Vaccinated are COVID-19 vaccination campaigns that include fact sheets, posters, social media assets, and PSAs translated into 40+ languages; easy to use and customizable templates allow health departments and other organizations to add their own logos. For a more targeted campaign, consider Vaccination Is

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Community-led Campaigns

In partnership with and leaders from refugee and immigrant communities, NRC-RIM developed community-led COVID-19 campaigns about COVID-19 vaccines and contact tracing; NRC-RIM offers an interactive guidebook for health departments to build new campaigns in partnerships with communities.