Internal Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2023, 5pm PT
External Deadline: February 9, 2023
Award Type: Coperative Agreement
Estimated Number of Awards: 12
Anticipated Award Amount: $28,500,000
Who May Serve as PI:
Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed
research as the Project Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) is invited to work with his/her
organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from underrepresented racial and
ethnic groups as well as individuals with disabilities are always encouraged to apply for
Process for Limited Submissions
PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the USC Research and Innovation (R&I) Application Portal: https://rii.usc.edu/oor-portal/.
Materials to submit include:
- (1) Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- (2) CV – (5 pages maximum)
Note: The portal requires information about the PIs and Co-PIs in addition to department and contact information, including the 10-digit USC ID#, Gender, and Ethnicity. Please have this material prepared before beginning this application.
Cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and lung diseases are the most common causes of illness, disability, and death in the United States, and wide variations exist in their prevalence and outcomes across communities and populations. These disparities in health outcomes are closely linked with social, demographic, environmental, and geographic factors. Many chronic diseases tend to be more common, diagnosed later, and result in worse outcomes for people with lower incomes, people with lower educational attainment, those living in rural or hard-to-reach communities, racial and ethnic minority groups, and people with disabilities [1, 2]. Despite decades of research and interventions to reduce and eliminate these health disparities, they persist and, in some cases, are widening . Disparities in health do not have a single cause. The socioecological framework highlights the interrelationships between aspects of the social and physical environments that operate at multiple levels to influence health . Consistent with this framework, change can occur at individual, interpersonal, community, and structural levels to promote chronic disease prevention and significantly reduce health disparities. The structural social determinants or the social determinants of health (SDOH), the focus of this NOFO, correspond to the bottom tiers of the Health Impact Pyramid, where action taken can have the greatest population impact .
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define SDOH as “conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” . The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2030 highlights the importance of addressing SDOH by including “social and physical environments that promote good health for all” as one of the four overarching goals for the next decade (Social Determinants of Health – Healthy People 2030 | health.gov). The key priorities of CDC’s National Center for Chronic Page 7 of 78 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) support this charge by focusing on advancing health equity and addressing structural social determinants that drive inequity in health outcomes.
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