This “office hours” style session provided information about the 2021 Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition (PTEC) Health Inequities Research Grant Program, managed by AcademyHealth, that seeks to support research that identifies disparities in health care and proposes data-driven solutions. We were joined by our data partners, IQVIA and Milliman, who provided an overview of the data sources they will make available to the awardees to support their research requirements, and also took questions from participants on the call for proposal’s focus, application process, and available data. 

Novel approaches and inspired collaborations are necessary to identify ways to measure and reward more equitable health outcomes. PTEC is particularly focused on solutions for vaccine equity and conditions that disproportionally affect Black, Latinx, Asian, and Native American communities, such as cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders.

This new call for proposals will provide grant support for research studies that harness the power of data to identify metrics, outcome measures, or payment models that can be used to encourage practices that decrease inequity in the health care system. Supported research is intended to not merely be descriptive, but to identify inequity and propose data-driven solutions. Brief proposals are due July 16, 2021.

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Cyrena Gawuga, Ph.D.

Director of Operations - Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition

Dr. Gawuga is the Director of Operations at the Preparedness and Treatment Equity Coalition. Read Bio

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Rebecca L. Johnson, M.B.A.

Senior Healthcare Management Consultant - Milliman

Rebecca Johnson is a senior healthcare management consultant with the New York office of Milliman. Read Bio