NIH Common Fund: Transformative Health Disparities Research Initiative Community Listening Sessions – Foundations, Think Tanks, and Professional Societies

Event Start Date: November 18, 2021 - 11:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: November 19, 2021 - 12:30 AM EDT

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To catalyze transformation in how communities are engaged in research to address health disparities and advance health equity, the NIH Common Fund is developing a new program planned to launch in the Fiscal Year 2023. If successful, this new program would have a major impact in developing, disseminating, or implementing innovative and effective interventions that prevent, reduce, or eliminate health disparities and health inequities. These efforts align with other NIH efforts to end structural racism and stimulate health equity research. This potential program may involve multiple initiatives through which awardees work together on collective goals  within ten years.

Through a series of facilitated listening sessions with the community, the NIH Common Fund’s Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity working group seeks your input on new, innovative research into health disparities, minority health, and health equity. Specifically, we are interested in hearing ideas for approaches to this type of research in which community members are actively engaged in the research process.

Listening Session Goal:

The goal of the listening sessions is to understand the opportunities, challenges, and community needs surrounding interventions that target social factors that influence health and how your community perceives these issues. The listening session series is an opportunity to gather members from various stakeholder groups to inform a coordinated program of health disparities and health equity research supported through the NIH Common Fund. These include Community-Based Organizations, Tribal Communities and Organizations, Faith-Based Organizations, Advocacy Organizations, Professional Societies, and Colleges and Universities.

November 10, 20216:00 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Academic Institutions

Guest Speakers:
Arleen Brown, MD, PhD
University of California Los Angeles
General Internist and Health Services Researcher

Mona AuYoung, PhD, MS, MPH
University of California Los Angeles
Research Scientist

November 16, 202112:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET

Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs)

Guest Speaker:
Richard Lee, PhD
University of Minnesota
Professor of Psychology

November 18, 20216:00 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Foundations, Think Tanks, and Professional Societies

Guest Speaker:
Lauren Suplee, PhD
William T. Grant Foundation
Senior Program Officer

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