Notice of FOA Correction to RFA-CD-08-001 Elimination of Health Disparities through Translation Research (R18)

Notice Number: NOT-CD-08-001

Key Dates
Release Date: April 2, 2008

Issued by
Office of Public Health Research, CDC, (  


The purpose of this notice is to correct a paragraph to include the Federal Collaboration on Health Disparities Research (FCHDR) four high priority areas.  The fourth paragraph in Part II, Section I, 1. Research Objectives is amended as follows:

Through the formation of a Federal Collaboration on Health Disparities Research (FCHDR), CDC has engaged a wide range of federal partners (HHS agencies and non HHS department level agencies) to explore the complex nature of health disparities and the role research could play in accelerating positive impact on many of the long standing health disparities.  The purpose of the Federal Collaboration is to reach across agencies to identify the most important research needs, and opportunities, and establish a forum for collaboration that will help accelerate the elimination and prevention of health disparities. The FCHDR has initially identified research needs in four high priority areas: 1) obesity; 2) comorbidities; 3) metal health care access, and; 4) the built environment. This FOA encourages applications focused in these four priority areas and/or one or more of the following additional FCHDR areas that are in support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services goals to reduce health disparities: 1) Cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes; 2) Infant mortality, low birth weight, and disabilities; 3) Hepatitis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immunodeficiency  Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB); 4) Immunizations and other Infectious Diseases; 5) Substance abuse and mental health; 6) Environmental health, occupational health;  7) Global health; and 8) Preparedness to achieve broad measurable and sustainable public health improvements. This FOA also solicits applications on specific priority topics of interest to CDC (listed later in this document), that support FCHDR’s overall priority focus on translation research to eliminate health disparities.


For questions or further information regarding this notice, please contact:

Juliana Cyril, PhD, MPH
Associate Director for Policy and Peer Review
Office of the Chief Science Officer
Office of Public Health Research
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Atlanta, GA 30333
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