The Futures Institute

Measures and Methods to Advance Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities-Related Constructs

This grant funds research addressing how public health is impacted by crime and lack of non-carceral investments in safety. The grant aims to fund studies that measure the complex interplay of cultural, social, and environmental factors that shape an individual’s or population’s lived experience and their impact on health behaviors and outcomes

State Newborn Screening System Priorities

This grant supports state and territorial Newborn Screen (NBS) programs addressing state/territory-specific challenges; pursue priorities to enhance, improve, and expand the NBS System; improve on NBS timeliness; support implementation of new conditions added to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel; and increase access to treatment and follow-up activities for individuals and their families with conditions identified through NBS.

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health State Capacity Program aims to improve health equity for Black women in maternity care. This grant is designed to improve the quality and safety of maternity care in birthing facilities by funding states and jurisdictions to implement patient safety bundles, which are a set of evidence-based practices, that when implemented collectively and reliably in the delivery setting, have improved patient outcomes and reduced maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

Rural Medical Residency Development

The Rural Residency Planning and Development grant focuses on increasing healthcare services in rural areas. This grant aims to increase the number of rural family medicine, internal medicine, and other high need specialty residency training programs and Rural Track Programs (RTPs) in order to support expansion of the rural physician workforce in areas of demonstrated need.

Rural Health Network Development

The Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program funds projects improving rural healthcare networks. This grant aims to promote the planning and development of integrated rural health care networks to: (i) achieve efficiencies (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of basic health care services and associated health outcomes; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.

Research to Improve Native American Health

The Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health grant creates opportunities to fund research on interventions that improve health in Native American populations. This grant funds intervention research, where there is a significant gap in knowledge, that will directly inform intervention development or adaptations, 2) research that develops, adapts, or tests the efficacy or effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions