The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek research applications that pilot test approaches to improve diabetes and obesity prevention and/or treatment in healthcare settings where individuals receive their medical care.
Research applications should be developed to pilot
test practical and sustainable strategies to improve processes of care and health outcomes for individuals with or at risk of diabetes and/or obesity.
The research should also focus on approaches with the potential to be broadly disseminated outside the specific setting where it is being tested.
The goal is that, if the pilot study shows promising results, the data from the R34 will be used to support a full-scale trial focused on improving routine healthcare practice and informing healthcare policy for the prevention or management of diabetes and obesity.
Therefore, interventions must be integrated into the existing healthcare structure and/or processes.
The healthcare setting may not be used solely as a venue for recruitment.