NINR hosted a technical assistance webinar for the recently released funding opportunity announcement RFA-NR-23-004: Clinical-Community Linkages to Address Social Needs and Social Conditions to Advance Health Equity among Populations Experiencing Health Disparities: The Bridge-to-Care Initiative (R01 Clinical Trial Required). Staff provided an overview of the funding opportunity and answered questions from potential applicants.
Funding Opportunity Purpose
Care delivery, in which a patient’s health is viewed apart from their social context, must be reimagined to make meaningful improvements in health, eliminate health disparities, and advance health equity. The purpose of the Bridge-to-Care initiative is to promote research that links clinical care with community resources to address the social circumstances and conditions that limit the optimization of health. More specifically, this funding opportunity invites intervention research studies that leverage healthcare-community partnerships to address individuals' and families' unmet social needs and communities' adverse social conditions, with a focus on populations that bear an excess burden of morbidity and mortality.