DHHS: Community-Driven Approaches to Address Factors Contributing to Structural Racism in Public Health

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jul 15, 2022


Department of Health and Human Services

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The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) announce the anticipated availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 cooperative agreements under the authority of 42 U.S.C. § 300u-6 (Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act). OMH is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration projects, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the ultimate goal of promoting dissemination and sustainability of these approaches.

We invite applications for projects to address policy factors contributing to structural racism in public health. The purpose of the initiative is to support development and implementation of new policies and innovative practices to address policies that may create or perpetuate health disparities and may contribute to structural racism. This initiative aligns with Executive Order (E.O.) 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, and HHS Strategic Goal 2: Protect the Health of Americans Where They Live, Learn, Work, and Play. The initiative also aligns with the OASH priority on the elimination of health disparities and OMH's FY 2021 Framework to Address Health Disparities through Collaborative Policy Efforts initiative (see https://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/Content.aspx?ID=22541&lvl=1&lvlid=5).