NINR hosted a technical assistance webinar for the recently released funding opportunity announcement RFA-NR-23-003: Evaluating the Impact of Pandemic Era related Food and Housing Policies and Programs on Health Outcomes in Health Disparity Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional). Staff provided an overview of the funding opportunity and answered questions from potential applicants.
Funding Opportunity Purpose
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to identify and evaluate the ongoing and long-term health impacts of disruptions in food and housing security experienced during the pandemic era and the role of targeted policy and programmatic actions in mitigating those impacts. For the purposes of this FOA, the pandemic era is defined as the period from 2020 to present, which includes ongoing widespread adverse social, behavioral, and economic disruptions.
This FOA requests applications that propose examinations of how governmental (local, state, tribal, federal) food/nutrition and housing policies and programs aimed at reducing disruptive impacts of the pandemic era, influence health and health equity in individuals, families, and communities from health disparity populations.
Health disparity populations include racial and ethnic minority populations (as defined in OMB directive 15), less privileged socioeconomic status (SES) populations, underserved rural populations, sexual and gender minorities (SGM), and any subpopulations that can be characterized by two or more of these descriptions.