HHS announces $5 million award for COVID-19 research

The U.S. Health and Human Services Dept. announced today that it will offer a $5 million award this year to support research related to COVID-19.

The new funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is set to support novel, high-impact studies evaluating the responsiveness of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare professionals and the overall U.S. healthcare system amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

HHS announced the FOA through the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), which expects to invest the $5 million for new multi-method, rapid-cycle research with the ability to produce and disseminate initial observations within six months following the award, then regularly throughout the remainder of the award period.

AHRQ noted that the funding will support critical research focused on quality, safety and value of the health system’s response to COVID-19, the role of primary care practices and professionals during this pandemic, understanding how th…

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