Obesity Treatment Options Set in Primary Care for Underserved Populations - Spring 2014
In this PFA, we seek to determine the real-world comparative effectiveness of obesity treatment options set in primary care, in adults for racial/ethnic minorities, low socio-economic status populations, and/or rural populations. We aim to fund up to two pragmatic, randomized, multi-site clinical trials that focus on improving obesity treatment outcomes in these populations. We seek proposals where the interventions are set within primary care practices and where the comparator arm of the trial is the primary care obesity treatment that is currently reimbursed throughMedicare. We encourage applicants to this PFA to leverage available staff, facilities, and community resources that are representative of real world (present and potential) linkages to primary care practices to increase the potential of adoption and uptake of the findings by other health care providers/systems. Areas of research focus should be generalizable to other settings and clinical practice sites.
Applications may be submitted by any private sector research organization, including any non-profit or for-profit organization; any public sector research organization, including any university or college hospital or healthcare system, laboratory or manufacturer, unit of local, state or federal government. All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Non-domestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the US healthcare system and US efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown. Organizations may submit multiple applications for funding. Individuals are not permitted to apply.
1. Impact of the condition on the health of individuals and populations
2. Potential for the study to improve health care and outcomes
3. Technical merit
5. Patient and stakeholder engagement
Deadlines are at 5:00 p.m. (ET). If deadlines fall on a weekend or a federal holiday, the deadline will be the following Monday or the next day after the federal holiday.