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.
Projects are encouraged at all stages of the translational spectrum. Research projects focused on basic lab discoveries that address a community health need, and that engage stakeholders such as community or patient representatives as partners in all phases of the research including dissemination, are especially encouraged. Such projects should describe how findings will directly lead to improvements in community health. In addition, the potential for future extramural support of further research should be described.
Proposals that directly involve work in the community are also specifically encouraged. For example, proposals implementing and disseminating new tools and programs of proven efficacy, addressing barriers to implementation of effective therapies, or developing new and sustainable community health interventions. These projects should describe methods of engaging the community in project design, implementation and dissemination. 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 Wednesday, April 1, 2015, with funding beginning on June 1.
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.
Current CHAMP award holders are not eligible to apply.
- Awards of up to $75,000 in direct costs for study-related expenses, including investigator's effort up to 10 percent
- 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
- 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
- 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