VUMC Limited Submission Opportunity: HRSA Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis; deadline is Feb. 3Jan. 14, 2022, 1:38 PM
These instructions are for VUMC investigators. VU investigators should apply through InfoReady and address any questions to VU-LSO@vanderbilt.edu.
VUMC may submit one application to the HRSA Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis program.
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Rural Health and Economic Development Analysis Program (RHEDAP). The purpose of this program is to quantify and describe the economic impacts of local health care sectors on rural economies to provide information which will assist policy makers and other rural stakeholders to improve health care in rural areas.
Topic areas for this program may include sustainability of services and minimum population requirements as it relates to health care and the economic vitality of rural communities, including rural tribal communities, as well as other topics determined in coordination with HRSA. HRSA will work closely with the award recipient on areas of concern such as the impact of hospital and other health care facility closures on local economies, the impact of bypass of local rural health care services, the impact of new health care services and facilities, the economic impact of health care professionals working in rural communities, and other emerging issues at the intersection of rural health care improvement and rural economic analysis. The award recipient’s work will help rural stakeholders and policy makers to better understand economic spillover effects of rural health care in order to improve health care in rural areas. The award recipient will disseminate their findings on the economic impact of health services in rural communities and the implications of those findings for improving health care in rural areas to rural stakeholders.
Research and analysis funded by RHEDAP will focus on quantifying the relationship between health care and economic factors in rural communities, particularly the economic impact of rural health care services, to provide information to improve health care in rural areas. HRSA funds rural health services research on a range of other topics through the Rural Health Research Center Program, and RHEDAP will not fund projects in those areas.
This program will provide information which will assist policy makers and other rural stakeholders to improve health care in rural areas by advancing the knowledge base regarding the economic impacts of local health care sectors on rural economies.
See the NOFO for more information.
Internal Application Process:
Anyone interested in being considered to submit VUMC’s proposal must submit the following (in a single PDF) to LSO@vanderbilt.edu by 5 p.m. on Feb. 3:
- Brief project description including summary budget (2 pages max).
- Letter of support from department chair/center director;
- NIH Biosketch or 5-page CV
Any questions about this opportunity or the LSO process may be directed to LSO@vanderbilt.edu.