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Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program

Rural health area
The Road to Improving Rural Health Outcomes

One out of every five Americans lives in a rural area, and many have difficulties accessing health care. To improve rural health outcomes, our CTSA Program is working to address health disparities unique to these areas and promote health equity.

Harnessing the CTSA Program to Advance Telehealth
Harnessing the CTSA Program to Advance Telehealth

CTSA Program-supported researchers are harnessing their resources and expertise to evaluate access to high-quality telehealth care for rural and underserved children.

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Do you have questions about applying for NCATS funding through the CTSA Program?

Contact NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program.

Learn more about the CTSA Program Consortium.

CTSA Program Facts

Download the CTSA Program fact sheet (PDF - 766KB)

Learn about funded activities under the CTSA Program (PDF - 139KB)

Transforming Clinical & Translational Research

Turning scientific discoveries into clinical advances often is an inefficient process due to insufficient resources and too few specially trained researchers. NCATS’ CTSA Program supports an innovative national network of medical research institutions — called “hubs” — that work together to improve the translational research process to get more treatments to more patients more quickly.

CTSA Program hubs collaborate locally, regionally and nationally, fostering innovation in training and research methodologies. NCATS continues to build on the strong foundation of the CTSA Program to tackle system-wide scientific and operational problems to make the clinical and translational research enterprise more efficient. Learn more about the CTSA Program.