Using Linked Data to Understand Motor Vehicle Injury Among Older Adults
CDC recently released funding opportunity RFA-CE-17-001: Research Using Linked Data to Understand Motor Vehicle Injury Among Older Adults.
CDC’s Injury Center intends to commit approximately $400,000 in Fiscal Year 2017 to fund one application, with total projected funding of 1,200,000 for up to 3 years. This opportunity will provide the recipient with resources and support to link data systems, or use existing linked data systems, to identify risk factors, protective factors, and outcomes of motor vehicle crashes in adults aged 65 years and over. Potential linked data sources include:
- Police crash reports
- Hospital medical records (both inpatient and emergency department)
- Existing Department of Motor Vehicles licensing and citation data
- Comprehensive toxicology (drugs/alcohol) results
Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for adults age 65 years and older. Successfully linked data can help better determine risk factors for motor vehicle crash injuries, medical outcomes and costs, inform interventions, and help decrease the rates of injuries and deaths among people involved in motor vehicle crashes.
- Pre-Application Teleconference Call: December 16, 2016
- Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM Eastern Time
- Toll-Free Number: 1-866-827-9455
- Passcode 5048401, when prompted
- Letter of Intent Due Date: January 13, 2017 (optional)
- Application Due Date: February 13, 2017
The funding opportunity announcement can be found at http://www.grants.gov. Note that amendments to the announcement focus and application dates are possible. Please check for updates on www.grants.gov.
Learn more about CDC’s motor vehicle safety activities, including activities for older adult drivers, at www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety
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