January 11, 2023
PA-18-795 - AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
PA-18-793 - AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
PA-18-794 - AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03)
PA-22-238 - AHRQ Conference Grant Programs (R13)
PA-22-255 - AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award (K01)
PA-22-049 - AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award (K01)
PA-22-232 - AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)
PA-22-050 - AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development Award (K08)
PA-22-051 - AHRQ Mentored Career Enhancement Awards for Established Investigators in Patient-Centered Outcome Research (K18)
PA-22-251 - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32)
PA-18-765 - AHRQ Health Services Research Dissertation Program (R36)
PA-22-175 - Competitive Revision Supplements to Existing AHRQ Grants and Cooperative Agreements to Enhance Workforce Diversity in Health Services Research
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
This Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) announces AHRQ’s interest in receiving health services research grant applications that address the intersection of climate change and healthcare. Specifically, applications that address three primary areas:
Climate change is the leading threat to public health, contributing to both individual health problems and broader disruptions to vital infrastructure and the healthcare system. The healthcare industry is not only a responder to climate events, but a significant contributor to climate change through its emissions. Research and action are needed on both fronts and must be guided by an equity lens that prioritizes protecting and empowering individuals and communities that face the highest risks and bear the highest burdens of environmental pollution and a changing climate.
Examples of potential research topics include, but are not limited to:
Measuring & Reducing Carbon Footprint
Most climate-related health services research to date has focused on the hospital setting. AHRQ continues to welcome hospital-focused applications, but also encourages applications that address other provider types and settings, including primary care, long-term care, mental health, and pharmacy. AHRQ also encourages applications for education, training, and conference grants that propose to develop a strong field of climate-savvy health services researchers.
AHRQ encourages research teams to submit applications in response to this SEN using AHRQ’s standing R01, R03, R18, and R13 funding opportunities (PA-18-793, PA-18-794, PA-18-795, PA-22-238). AHRQ also encourages training and education applications that propose developing health service research skills through projects that address climate change.
Brent Sandmeyer, MPH
Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality