The NIH has released a Special Announcement SBIR Solicitation targeting the development of medical technologies to reduce health disparities. This topic was originally released in 2009, and reissued in 2010. Phase I grants for up to $200,000 per year for up to two years are allowed. This is an increase from the standard $150,000 per 6 to 12 months.
This solicitation is designed to fund companies developing medical technologies that are both easily accessible, as well as affordable. Products such as non-invasive diagnostics, in-home monitoring or telehealth technologies would be appropriate. You can read the entire announcement here. Please note that a letter of intent is required by April 20th and the first receipt date is May 20th.