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Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities Demonstration Grant Program

Approximately $5.8 million is available for new, competitive grants under OMH’s Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities Demonstration Grant Program.


Office of the Secretary, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health, HHS

Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities Demonstration Grant Program

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) announces the availability of FY 2007 funding for the Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities Demonstration Grant Program ("Community Partnerships Program").

The Community Partnerships Program is designed to support activities that address, and will subsequently eliminate, racial and ethnic health disparities through community-level activities that promote health, reduce risks, and increase access to and utilization of preventive health care and treatment services.

In FY 2007 the Community Partnerships Program will support community-based programs that implement activities through collaborative arrangements among minority serving community-based organizations, health care facilities, and other community entities. This program is intended to ascertain the effectiveness of collaborative community-based interventions, implemented at the grassroots level, on reducing health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations, and demonstrate the effectiveness of the collaborative partnership approach in developing, implementing and conducting demonstration projects in high-risk minority communities, reducing social, cultural and linguistic barriers to health care and implementing/adapting existing promising practices/model programs for targeted minority communities.

Applicants must identify anticipated project results that are consistent with the overall Community Partnerships Program purpose and OMH expectations. Project results should fall within the three of the five general categories:

  • Increasing awareness of health disparities;
  • Strengthening leadership at all levels for addressing health disparities;
  • Improving patient-provider interaction;
  • Improving cultural and linguistic competency; and/or
  • Improving coordination and utilization of research and outcome evaluations.

The outcomes of these projects will be used to develop other national efforts to address health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations.


Estimated Funds Available for Competition: $5,850,000 in FY 2007
Anticipated Number of Awards: 23 to 29
Range of Awards: $200,000 to $250,000 per year
Anticipated Start Date: September 1, 2007
Period of Performance: 3 Years (September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2010)
Budget Period Length: 12 months
Type of Award: Grant
Type of Application Accepted: New

Application Deadline: July 11, 2007

Information on eligible applicants, project requirements, health areas to be addressed and other important topics are outlined in the Federal Register notice.

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Application kits may be obtained electronically by accessing at or GrantSolutions at

To obtain a hard copy of the application kit for this program or for further information, please contact WilDon Solutions, Office of Grants Management Operations Center, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor Suite 310, Arlington, VA 22109 at 1 (888) 203-6161. Applicants may also fax a written request to WilDon Solutions at (703) 351-1138 or e-mail the request to


For questions related to the Community Programs to Improve Minority Health or assistance in preparing a grant proposal, contact Ms. Sonsiere Cobb-Souza, Director, Division of Program Operations, Office of Minority Health, Tower Building, Suite 600, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Rockville, MD 20852. Ms. Cobb-Souza can be reached by telephone at (240) 453-8444; or by e-mail at

For additional technical assistance, contact the OMH Regional Minority Health Consultant for your region, which is listed in your grant application kit.

For health information, call the OMH Resource Center (OMHRC) at 1 (800) 444-6472.

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