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The Healthy Americas Foundation (HAF) is giving a few scholars funding to research chronic diseases in Latino communities with help from the All of Us Research Program.

The new funding builds on HAF’s effort to improve Latino health by supporting researchers.

In 2022-2023, Healthy Americas Research Consortium awarded $10,000 each to 10 scholars to help understand cervical cancer screening issues, experiences with accessing screening, and ways to increase Pap and HPV screening in Latino and other underserved communities.

Projects utilized data from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) All of Us Research Hub.

NIH’s All of Us Research Program is a national campaign to collect and study data from 1 million or more Americans to help inform studies and accelerate research that aids with prevention, treatment, and care for every single person.

Over 525,000 people have completed the first steps to participate in All of Us as of mid-January 2024 — 16% of them identify as Latino.

“The program aims to reflect the diversity of the United States and to include participants from communities that have been underrepresented in health research in the past,” according to the website.

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About the New Research on Chronic Disease among Latinos

HAF’s new Todos Juntos research grants will give another 10 scholars $10,000 each to research chronic diseases in Latino communities over a period of up to six months.

All proposals should emphasize contributory causes, including biological, behavioral, social, and environmental, health care access, and the intersection of mental health and chronic disease.

Proposals will also draw data from the NIH All of Us Researcher Workbench and researchers will use the platform to conduct their analysis. Remember to join All of Us in San Antonio or join All of Us anywhere in the nation!

Those selected will receive training and support using the Researcher Workbench while also getting an opportunity to connect with other researchers.

To be eligible to receive funding, applicants must be current master’s degree or PhD students, faculty members, or health care professionals at an accredited institution in the U.S.

Applications should include a 500 to 1,000-word research plan, a breakdown of your team’s previous research experience, project timeline, a one-page recommendation letter, budget, and a letter from your institution agreeing not to spend more than 20% on indirect costs.

To be considered, applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

Applicants will be notified of their proposal decision by the week of March 25, 2024.

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Determine the Health of Your Community

Where you live, how much you make, and the type of education you receive can impact your health.

Explore some of the barriers to equitable health, such as housing availability, access to healthy food, access to health care, and reliable transportation, in your neighborhood by getting a Health Equity Report Card by Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio.

Select your country from a long list of locations in the U.S. and get a breakdown of maps and data covering topics such as food security, poverty, the environment, and more in your area.

Using the Health Equity Report Card, you’ll also be able to compare your community to that of the rest of the state and the nation.

The data can be used in a presentation to local policymakers to initiate change in your community or shared on social media with friends and family.


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