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Marshall University - Minority Health Institute: 2022-2023 Mini-Grant Cycle
Addressing Health Disparities Among Racial and Ethnic Population
and/or LGBTQ+ Populations in West Virginia 

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Mini-grant Overview


Applicants whose focus is on reducing the burden of health disparities among racial and ethnic populations and/or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ+) populations in West Virginia through health promotion are eligible to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant organization must be a 501(c)3 organization or have a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)3 organization.

  • Applicant organization must be an organization that works with racial or ethnic populations and/or LGBTQ+ populations in West Virginia.

  • Applicant organization must be based in West Virginia.

Eligible Projects:

Different groups of people or communities have different health outcomes. Many of these differences occur in populations that are historically underprivileged - such as racial or ethnic populations, LGBTQ+ populations, people with disabilities, people with a lower income level, people with lower levels of education, or people from rural areas to name a few. The differences in health outcomes for underprivileged groups compared to majority groups are known as health disparities.

Only projects focusing on addressing issues related to the burden of health disparities among racial and ethnic populations or LGBTQ+ populations of West Virginia will be funded. 

More about the Marshall University - Minority Health Institute

The mission of the West Virginia Office of Minority Health (WVOMH), housed under the Marshall University Minority Health Institute, is to improve and protect the health and well-being of racial and ethnic minorities through the development of programs, policies, and practices to eliminate health disparities. The WVOMH purpose is to serve as a resource and collaborative partner to community organizations, health care providers, and government agencies in efforts to decrease morbidity and mortality in minority populations. The WVOMH coordinates statewide efforts to reduce health inequity for vulnerable populations as defined by race/ethnicity, social-economic status, geography, age, disability status and among other populations identified to be at risk for health disparities.

For More Information:

Minority Health Institute - News

Minority Health Institute – Current Research

Funding and Application Information

Fund Cannot Be Used For: 

  • Costs incurred preparing application

  • Direct grants, scholarships, or loans for the benefit of specific individuals

  • Loans or debt retirement

  • Annual appeals and general fundraising

  • Emergency funding

  • Capital projects (new facilities, etc.)

  • Political purposes, publicity, or propaganda

Application Due Date: June 13, 2022 at 5 PM
Award ceiling: $10,000 

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Mini-grant Contact Information

Kathryn Burnham

LaDawna Walker Dean

Learn More About the Marshall University - Minority Health Institute

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