Disparities in maternal health outcomes is a public health crisis that requires new insights and solutions. The purpose of this initiativeadvancing integrated models (AIM) of careis to stimulate research to develop or evaluate supportive care models that address healthcare access or healthcare quality together with structural or social inequities in order to prevent adverse maternal health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority women. This includes original intervention research and research evaluating the impact of federal, tribal, state, local, or organizational policies and programs on maternal health outcomes. Outcomes of interest include pregnancy-related morbidity (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, obesity, cerebrovascular disease, mental illness) including severe maternal morbidity; pregnancy-associated factors (e.g., violence exposure including firearm violence, substance use disorders, dietary patterns), and maternal mortality.
Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.