This funding opportunity announcement aims to support effectiveness, outcomes and health services research in the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) mission areas of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying patient and provider variables that predict patient satisfaction and improved outcomes for adults with communication disorders, including quality of life and psychosocial adjustment;
  • Identifying patient or system factors that influence health care utilization, including stigma, patient motivation and perceived need;
  • Investigating the role of patient and family engagement on outcomes;
  • Examining the impact of the delivery of services on the cost, access, and utilization of care;
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the provision of services and outcomes for patients with multiple chronic disabilities and conditions (e.g., complex needs);
  • Examining adherence, compliance, decision-making, or patient education;
  • Investigating ways to promote equity and reduce or eliminate health disparities/inequities in care for individuals with communication disorders;

The combined budget for the two year project period can not exceed $275,000. The earliest submission date is May 16, 2013. For more information, see the link below: