The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Limited submission: Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity program

Research Development at the College of Medicine in cooperation with the Office of the Vice President for Research is requesting letters of intent for this limited submission opportunity by noon Monday, March 6.
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2017 grant funds for the Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity (Partnership) program
The purpose of the Partnership program is to demonstrate that multi-partner collaborations that address social determinants of health and have a nationwide or regional reach, focus or impact can efficiently and effectively do one of the following:
  1. Improve access to and utilization of care by racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations;
  2. Develop innovative models for managing multiple chronic conditions;
  3. Increase the diversity of the health workforce; or
  4. Increase data availability and utilization of data that increases the knowledge base regarding health disparities and facilitates the development, implementation and assessment of health equity activities.
Penn State may submit one application to the Partnerships program.  
If you have an interest in this program and would like to submit a letter of intent to this downselect, please submit the following in a single PDF file to, no later than noon Monday, March 6, 2017:
  • Cover page with your name, department and co-investigators;
  • Collaborative partners (external entities, member agencies, institutions, and/or schools);
  • One page summary that describes your proposed project and includes a statement of how the proposed project will have a nationwide or regional reach, focus or impact.
Please refer to the attached RFA for additional information, or visit:
If selected, applications will be due March 31, 2017, by 5 p.m. EST.  
Please contact Research Development at x6949 or if you have any questions.