Notice of Information: Research Opportunity Announcement OTA-20-014-C IMPROVE Community Implementation Program (IMPROVE-CIP) Solicitation for Research Coalitions
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October 21, 2022

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OTA-20-014-C: IMPROVE Community Implementation Program (IMPROVE-CIP) Solicitation for Research Coalitions

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)



This Notice is being provided to announce publication of Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) OTA-20-014-C "IMPROVE Community Implementation Program (IMPROVE-CIP)". The Community Engaged Technical Assistance Center (CETAC), through the NHLBI Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS) and Office of Management/Other Transactions (OT), is soliciting proposals to stimulate dissemination and implementation research on innovative approaches built on evidence-based findings from foundational research on factors that ultimately contribute to reducing maternal mortality (MM) and severe maternal morbidity (SMM). This community-engaged work will advance the goals of the NIH Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) Initiative.

ROA Information

Research Opportunity Announcement (ROA) Title: IMPROVE Community Implementation Program (IMPROVE-CIP)

ROA Number: OTA-20-014-C

ROA Open Period: Continuous

ROA Review Period:

  • Proposals received by 6 PM EDT on December 16, 2022 will be reviewed by February 17, 2023.

  • Proposals received by 6 PM EDT on February 17, 2023 will be reviewed by April 14, 2023.

  • Proposals received after February 17, 2023 will be reviewed on an ad hoc basis.

Research Initiative Details

The overarching vision of this ROA is to (1) engage organizations, networks, and researchers that are firmly connected to, actively working with, and/or embedded in communities with maternal health disparities, and (2) provide funding for the conduct of early-phase studies of community-engaged research to test implementation strategies related to the adoption, integration, scale up, and sustainability of implementation of interventions known to improve the health of birthing people of reproductive age.

IMPROVE-CIP coalitions are expected to work collaboratively with other coalitions and as appropriate with additional IMPROVE programs. This includes but is not limited to working with the IMPROVE Centers of Excellence, IMPROVE Implementation Science Hub, and the IMPROVE Data Innovation and Coordinating Hub. Coalitions should anticipate a set of common data elements and/or common outcome measures may be expected from all projects.


Please direct all inquiries regarding this Notice to:

Financial and Administrative Inquiries
Erynn Huff, JD
NHLBI Agreements Officer
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Dave Clark, DrPH
NHLBI Scientific Program Director