Merck Foundation - Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care

The Merck Foundation is accepting letters of intent for projects that aim to improve access to high-quality diabetes care and reduce health disparities for vulnerable and underserved populations with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Bridging the Gap aims to promote health equity through intersectoral collaborations that bring together stakeholders from inside and outside the health care system to address disparities in health outcomes. The award amount is up to $300,000 per year for up to five years. The LOI deadline is Jan. 24, 2017.

Merck Foundation - Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care
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The Merck Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) for projects that aim to improve access to high-quality diabetes care and reduce health disparities for vulnerable and underserved populations with type 2 diabetes in the United States. Bridging the Gap aims to promote health equity through intersectoral collaborations that bring together stakeholders from inside and outside the health care system to address disparities in health outcomes. Also, the program aims to transform the delivery of primary care by implementing a coordinated, team-based approach to comprehensive diabetes care; tailoring care based on the patient’s level of risk; and effectively using health information technology (HIT). An eligible organization must be a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the United States. Indirect costs cannot exceed 15 percent of the total annual grant amount of up to $300,000 per year. Grant funds cannot be used to displace or supplant existing funding for ongoing programs that address diabetes or health care disparities, as the intent is to build on and expand such programs or to create new ones. Additionally, grants are not intended to support research studies unrelated to the intervention evaluation.

LOI Deadline: Jan. 24, 2017. Invited full proposals will be due April 17, 2017. Application Guidelines for the award: http://www.msdresponsibility.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Bridging-the-Gap-Call-for-Proposals_FINAL_11.8.16a.pdf.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Kavita Hall, Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, at or 919-962-2013. The UNC Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations is available to provide assistance in pursuing privately funded opportunities. 

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