Release Date:  December 15, 1998



National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is issuing a Broad Agency
Announcement (BAA) for studies testing intervention strategies for promoting
early access to defibrillation for victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
(OOH-CA).  This announcement is intended to encourage creative intervention
approaches to achieving early access to defibrillation for OOH CA; accordingly,
the announcement avoids specifying any particular approach.  Proposals should use
intervention strategies that aim to enhance early access to defibrillation for
OOH CA and should include survival, morbidity, and functional outcome measures
(such as activities of daily living).  It is critical that any strategy employed
be generalizable to a large segment of the OOH CA population, i.e., have major
implications for public health.  The peer review group will determine whether the
proposed strategy is meritorious.  Only randomized clinical trials will be
considered responsive to the announcement.  If technology or devices are to be
incorporated into the intervention strategy, the technology or device should
already have been proven to be efficacious and safe, and the intervention to be
tested should focus on the approach or strategy for implementing the

The NHLBI Broad Agency Announcement is authorized by FAR 6.102(d)(2).  The BAA
NIH-NHLBI-HC-99-06, which contains detailed information on preparing the business
and technical proposals, the Technical Evaluation Criteria and Additional
Background for this announcement is available at the following Internet address:

All proposals will be reviewed in accordance with the Peer Review Process;
proposals will not be evaluated against each other since they are not submitted
in accordance with a common work statement.  The proposal due date is March 1,
1999, 4:00 (Eastern Time).  NHLBI encourages the participation of all interested
offerors capable of satisfying the Government's need.


Correspondence regarding the RFP may be directed to:

Ms. Lisa O'Neill
Epidemiology and Clinical Applications Contracts Section
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 6122
Bethesda, MD   20892
Telephone:  (301) 435-0345
Email:  o7l@cu.nih.gov

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