Health Equity Research Network (HERN) on Improving Access to Care and other Health Inequities in Rural America - pre-proposal required

Sponsor Deadline: 

Apr 4, 2023

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Jan 26, 2023


American Heart Association

UI Contact: 

Sponsor link

Each Coordinating Center PI is required to send a pre-proposal through the form with the following information:

  • Names and institutions of the Coordinating Center PI and each Project PI
  • Network title and title of each proposed project

Compared to urban populations, the health of those living in rural communities in the United States has significantly worsened over the past several decades. To help bring forward possible solutions for the disparity in health of rural populations, the American Heart Association (AHA) recently released a Presidential Advisory Call to Action1 to prioritize rural populations in programming, research, and policy. As a next step in addressing this critical issue, the AHA is releasing this Request For Applications (RFA) that propose novel solutions to meaningfully impact rural health disparities. Cardiovascular conditions are among the disparities in health now present between rural and urban populations. Rural populations have a higher prevalence of heart disease as compared to urban populations, as well as an increased risk for cardiovascular and stroke mortality.