October 3, 2017

NIH Research to Improve Native American Health

By CC-Research

NIMHD is participating in a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) along with other NIH Institutes and Centers to encourage exploratory developmental research to improve Native American (NA) health. Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles; improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life.

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)

  • NIMHD is interested in projects including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Interventions derived from local culture in strategies, process, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Projects that directly address methodological issues inherent in research in small populations such as those in many native communities.
  • Culturally-leveraged community based interventions focused on existing practices that support strengths and resilience factors that may be applicable and useful in other communities.
  • Projects that document efficacy and monetize traditional healing interventions for coverage by insurance.
  • Projects that develop innovative approaches to the provision of non-stigmatizing and resilience supportive prevention and treatment interventions.

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