Proposed projects should have a health equity research focus that is multi-level (individual, interpersonal, community, societal) or multi-domain (biological, behavioral, physical environment, sociocultural environment, healthcare system) minority health disparities focus and have an intent to show a demonstrable impact on reducing minority health disparities. Health disparities topics addressing at least one of the following themes are especially encouraged:
- Ecodevelopmental pathways (e.g., family functioning, parenting styles, and household environment) leading to health disparities;
- Community-level mechanisms (e.g., neighborhood norms, trust, and cohesion) influencing health outcomes;
- The role of cultural mechanisms and processes (e.g., acculturation, acculturation stress, and parent-child acculturation gaps) in health promotion and disease prevention;
- Dissemination science research that examines ways to engage community stakeholders and policymakers in addressing minority health and health disparities.