The Academic/Community Partnership Conference Series grant (R13) allows investigators to conduct health disparities-related meetings, workshops, and symposia. The objectives of these meetings are to:
- Establish and/or enhance academic/community partnerships
- Identify community-driven research priorities
- Develop long-term collaborative Community-Based Participatory (CBPR) research agendas
It is expected these partnerships will lead to grant applications for the support of CBPR projects designed to meet identified community needs.
Areas of focus for these partnerships may include one or more of the following community health issues:
- Preterm birth
- Infant mortality
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Uterine fibroid tumors
- Childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity
- Violence prevention
- Perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention
- HIV/AIDS prevention
- Intellectual and developmental disabilities
- Pediatric injury prevention
- Medical rehabilitation (e.g., spinal cord injury, TBI, stroke)
More than one area of research focus may be addressed only when scientifically appropriate. Health literacy and techniques for outreach and information dissemination may only be addressed in conjunction with one of the identified areas of research focus.
Applicants for this R13 Program are expected to propose a series of meetings, workshops, or symposia designed to:
- Define the community and health disparity focus of interest
- Establish and/or enhance partnerships between academic institutions and the local community (e.g., public schools, advocacy groups, faith-based organizations)
- Identify, document, and highlight local priority health disparity conditions and the community’s views of its health problems
- Disseminate information on community, regional, and/or state relevant health disparities
- Develop a long-term research agenda that aligns the community’s identified health problems and the grant-receiving institution’s research priorities
Only one application per institution is allowed and applicants must receive a Permission to Submit Letter from the Scientific/Research Contact listed in the program announcement.
To learn more about the Academic/Community Partnership Conference Series (R13) opportunity, visit the program announcement Academic/Community Partnership Conference Series (R13).