Treatment Options for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos with Uncontrolled Asthma


Letter of Intent Deadline:

August 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET**


The Addressing Disparities Program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks to fund comparative effectiveness research (CER) that focuses on reducing adverse outcomes due to poorly controlled asthma in African-American and Hispanic/Latino individuals, populations, and subgroups.  More specifically, we seek CER that tests interventions to improve clinician and patient adherence to guidelines produced by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.  PCORI’s goal is to fund CER to identify optimal strategies for leveraging the NAEPP evidence-based guidelines to improve asthma outcomes for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos. Studies that assess methods to improve adherence to these evidence based guidelines that are tailored to the needs of specific individuals and populations are of particular interest. Recognizing that the guidelines require a multidimensional approach to patient care, we are interested in studies that incorporate interventions at the community, home, and health system levels and that assess combinations of patient-education tools, home-environment interventions, asthma medications, and team-based approaches.

Full Announcement:

Treatment Options for African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos with Uncontrolled Asthma

*Key Dates:

Online System Opens

July 1, 2013

Applicant Town Hall Session

July 9, 2013, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Archived Webinar

Letter of Intent (LOI) Due

August 1, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET

Application Deadline

September 18, 2013

Merit Review Dates

October – December, 2013

Awards Announced

December 2013

Earliest Start Date

January 2014

Maximum Budget:

Year 1: Up to $500,000 total costs
Year 2: Up to $1.75 million total costs
Year 3: Up to $1.75 million total costs

(Total costs includes direct and indirect costs.)

Maximum Project Period:

3 Years

Funds Available Up To:

$17 Million


Applications may be submitted by:

Any private sector research organization, including any:

  • Non-profit organization
  • For-profit organization

Any public sector research organization, including any:

  • University or college
  • Hospital or healthcare system
  • Laboratory or manufacturer
  • Unit of state or local government

All US applicant organizations must be recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Foreign organizations and nondomestic components of organizations based in the United States 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 may not apply.

Review Criteria:

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

4. Patient-centeredness

5. Patient and stakeholder engagement

Applicant Resources:

Application Guidelines and Review Criteria


*Deadlines are at 5:00 PM 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.

**Application guidelines and templates will be available on July 1, 2013,
when the online system will begin accepting LOIs for this funding

Applications will be reviewed and evaluated in their totality; however, project funds will be dispersed in two stages, with dispersal of Stage 2 funds (covering years 2 and 3) contingent on successful performance in Stage 1 (year 1). Please review the Funding Announcement and Application Guidelines for additional information.