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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Minority Research Grant Program (MRGP)

April 26, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Overview of Webinar:

MRGP provides funding opportunities to support health equity research conducted at: 1) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); 2) Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs); 3) Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs); or 4) Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Through this funding opportunity, the Minority Research Grant Program will make awards to eligible institutions. The purpose of the
MRPG is to support researchers at minority serving institutions that are exploring how HHS can better meet the health
care needs of CMS beneficiaries. The MRGP supports research on the discovery and characterization of health processes, practices, behaviors, and burdens or issues related to CMS programs, policies, and operations, that influence health equity. Funded research may comprehensively address the social determinants of health that drive or influence the barriers and opportunities populations described above experience related to CMS-supported benefits, services, and coverage. By focusing on understanding how inequities in communities impact health, Funded research may also employ participatory methods that foster equitable engagement of affected communities in research, such as convening and advisory board with community members, community-based organizations, and service providers. The three goals of the MRGP are to: 1) Develop capacity at minority serving institutions to research health disparities and social determinants of health; 2) Understand the root cause of issues – processes, practices, behaviors, and burdens – that lead to health disparities and identify replicable interventions; and 3) Strengthen CMS programs by disseminating best practices uncovered through funded research.

Targeted Audience: CUNY Social Sciences and Health Equity Research faculty
Presenters: John Tsapogas, Director, RFCUNY-APPS and Josh Brumberg, Dean for the Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center
Webinar ID: 552-238-827