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Community Health: Assessment and Improvement Measures Program

The Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) will support research projects that address community health needs as identified by local community health needs reports such as the Olmsted County, Minnesota, Community Health Needs Assessment 2013 report or the local Mayo Clinic Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment reports.

These projects should seek to improve and promote the health of the community by disseminating and implementing new tools and programs of proven efficacy, addressing barriers to implementation of effective therapies, or developing new and sustainable community health interventions. Key project goals should include measurable improvements in community health and long-term sustainability (for example, the potential for future extramural support of further research or ongoing implementation).


Full applications are due by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, with funding beginning on July 1.

Application requirements

The Community Health: Assessment and Improvement Measures Program (CHAMP) checklist will guide you through the application process.

The checklist details the components of a complete application and includes instructions and downloadable templates for your protocol and budget. Please follow the budget instructions closely.


Consultants, senior associate consultants and associate consultants from any Mayo Clinic location are eligible for this award.


  • Awards of up to $100,000 in direct costs for study-related expenses, including investigator's effort up to 10 percent (minimum of 1 percent effort required for applications requesting more than $75,000)
  • A portion of funds may be directed toward community collaborators if appropriate and justified
  • Protocol duration of one year
  • Funds must be spent within the one-year award period — no extensions will be granted
  • No travel expenses will be funded; computers or laptops generally will not be funded

Review criteria

  • Alignment with needs identified and prioritized by local community health needs reports (such as the Olmsted County, Minnesota, Community Health Needs Assessment 2013 report)
  • Potential impact on community health
  • Innovation
  • Degree to which the project represents a novel direction for Mayo Clinic or the investigative team
  • Potential for the project to lead to future extramural support
  • Feasibility within the time and budget proposed
  • Qualifications of the investigators
  • Partnership (if appropriate) with community collaborators
  • March 31, 2014
  • ART361967