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Health Equity Innovations Fund

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Government Entities to Address
Disparities in Health Outcomes and Promote Health Equity

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Genentech/Roche

Deadline Date:

09/15/19

Description:

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and government entities, including schools, IHEs, hospitals, and Indian tribal governments, to promote health equity and improve health outcomes among populations facing the greatest needs. Funding is intended for research projects to design, develop, and increase the scale of innovative solutions to address disparities in health outcomes and advance health equity across therapeutic areas in which Genentech is active. Research projects must be U.S. based.

This call for proposals will support action-oriented research to build the evidence base needed to promote health equity and reduce disparities in healthcare access, quality, and outcomes amongst populations facing the greatest needs. Evidence generated should support health systems and hospitals, practitioners, advocates, and decision-makers in setting priorities and allocating resources towards solutions that improve the health and wellbeing of all patients within Genentech’s disease areas of focus.

Research projects will focus on developing, testing, and/or scaling strategies and interventions that reduce disparities and promote health equity, specifically efforts that seek to: 

  • Increase the diversity of genomic data and improve capture and algorithms for using this data, making personalized medicine a reality for all patients
  • Reimagine approaches to increase participant diversity within clinical trials and clinical research
  • Strengthen hospital and health system efforts to eliminate health disparities (e.g., through data collection and quality improvement; strategies to address unconscious bias and structural competency; integration of trauma-informed care; community partnership strategies)
  • Increase equity in access to and quality of care delivery for underserved patients
  • Address the social factors that impede patients’ ability to manage their health, engage in care, and adhere to treatment
  • Expand the knowledge base about root causes of medical care or health inequities, ie. structural racism and its impact on health outcomes.

Genentech’s priority disease areas include:

  • Cardiology (specifically acute myocardial infarction and stroke)
  • Gastroenterology (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Hematology (specifically acute myeloid leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, hemophilia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma)
  • Neurology (specifically Alzheimer’s Disease, autism, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy, and stroke)
  • Oncology (specifically bladder cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer)
  • Ophthalmology (specifically diabetic macular edema, diabetic retinopathy, neuromyelitis optica, retinal vein occlusion, and wet age-related macular degeneration)
  • Rheumatology (specifically giant cell arteritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Respiratory Diseases (specifically asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186724

Term of Contract:

Research projects funded typically cover 12-24 months.

Start date must be January 1, 2020 or later.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt, public charity under sections 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code or be a U.S. governmental organization (such as public schools, public colleges and universities, public hospitals, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments).

In order to be eligible for this type of funding, your organization must not be:
- A political or sectarian organization
- An individual, group practice, or private physician office
- Owned in whole or in part by a physician or a group of physicians
- A charitable foundation of a small group practice (less than 50 physicians) - An organization with a written policy to discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender expression and/or identify, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other protected status is ineligible for funding.

In order to be eligible for this type of funding, the funding must not be used for:
- The purpose of developing clinical practice guidelines, e.g., statements that include recommendations intended to help practitioners make appropriate healthcare decisions for specific clinical conditions
- Religious purpose
- Promotion of a Genentech or Roche product or to influence formulary decisions
- Research involving or undertaken in relation to Genentech or Roche products (whether investigational and/or approved for other uses).

This CGN does not commit Genentech to award a grant or pay any costs incurred in the preparation of a response to this request.

For additional requirements / restrictions, please visit funding.gene.com.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be completed and submitted by September 15, 2019.

Final approvals and denials will be communicated via standard grant-submission means (i.e. email notifications) no later than the week of December 1, 2019. There have been no predetermined approvals.

Funding Request Process: https://www.gene.com/good/giving/corporate-giving/funding

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


For questions, contact:
researchgrants-d@gene.com

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