Yet Another ARRA CER FOA

This big-budgeted FOA comes right from the top – the Office of the Secretary of Health & Human Services (NIH’s CSR is handling the review):

ARRA OS: Recovery Act 2009: Accelerating Adoption of Comparative Effectiveness Research Results by Providers and Patients (R18)

Application Due Date: March 11, 2010
$300K to $3M per award (no more than $1M in total costs per year for up to 3 years); 5-10 awards anticipated; 12-p Research Strategy – special abstract instructions plus only 10 pubs on 2-p Biosketch and only 1 p of literature cited

This FOA invites grant applications from organizations that propose to develop and test strategies to improve the adoption of existing CER information and incorporate these findings into practice in both the public and private sector. Activities for this funding opportunity may include the following:

  • Development and implementation of evidence-informed, innovative interventions to increase adoption of CER by providers and translate this evidence into practice (e.g. within a health care network).
  • Development and implementation of evidence-informed, innovative interventions to increase adoption of CER evidence by patients and consumers within a health care network and measure behavior change.
  • Development and testing of incentives and mechanisms for translation and adoption of CER evidence into practice. Examples could include use of economic or other incentives or disincentives, addition of electronic health record (EHR) functions for this purpose, or other innovative approaches.
  • Application or comparison of strategies or tools (e.g. QI program, electronic tool) to implement translation and adoption activities targeting providers within a health care network or organization. Novel strategies or tools for comparison are encouraged.
  • Application or comparison of strategies or tools to implement translation and adoption activities targeting patients within a health care network or organization.
  • Collection of evidence on adoption strategies in practice settings targeting providers and/or patients. Analysis of this evidence should demonstrate which strategies were successful and why, as well as which strategies are successful under which circumstances.
  • Collection and analysis of evidence on the cost-effectiveness of adoption strategies and the system-wide implementation of same.

Scientific/Research Contact:

Patrick Conway, MD, MSc.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Office of the Secretary, US DHHS
Phone: 202-690-7858
Email: Patrick.conway@hhs.gov

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