The NIH has launched initiatives to end structural racism in biomedical research and eliminate health disparities. For example, several funding opportunities have already been released that focus on developing and testing multilevel interventions to address structural racism and other structural determinants as drivers of health disparities across the United States.
The ODP recently elevated the issue of health disparities from a cross-cutting theme for the Office to a new strategic priority. We introduced ADVANCE: Advancing Prevention Research for Health Equity, a new trans-NIH effort to encourage new prevention interventions and strategies that deliver existing evidence-based interventions and preventive services in populations that experience health disparities. We expect ADVANCE will lead to additional funding opportunities over the next several years.
Open Call for Submissions
The ODP is also working hard to provide investigators with the opportunities and information they need to perform high-quality health equity research. I am proud to announce a call for abstracts for a supplemental issue of the journal Prevention Science, the official publication of the Society for Prevention Research, which will be sponsored by the ODP. The forthcoming issue will be entitled “Design and Analytic Methods to Evaluate Multilevel Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities.”
We invite you to review the detailed Submission & Review Process and Manuscript Details below and submit a two-page manuscript precis to ODP-Director@mail.nih.gov by Sept. 1, 2022.