Selected Examples of Programs: Research

Support research to increase understanding of the development and progression of heart, lung, and blood diseases and sleep disorders that contribute to health disparities

Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis,

Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) on Ischemic Heart Disease in Blacks

Glucose Tolerance and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease in the Elderly

Study genetic factors that contribute to diseases disproportionately affecting minority populations

African America Diabetes Mellitus Study (AADM)

African American Hereditary Prostate Cancer Study Network (AAHPC),

Barbados Prostate and Breast Cancer Study

Study of Hereditary Hemochromatosis and Iron Overload Disease in Diverse Populations

Reduce disparities in the incidence and prevalence of asthma

Inner-City Asthma Study

Epidemiology of Drug Abuse, Health Consequences and Infectious Diseases among Minority Populations
Addressing Disparities in Treatment and Health Services Research

National Household Survey on Drug Abuse

Behavioral Therapy Development Program

National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN)

Combine genetic linkage data from collaborating research groups and identifies regions of the human genome that show evidence for linkage in type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP)

Identify Factors that Overcome Health Disparities Related to Health Service Delivery and Use by Ethnic Populations

National Institute of Mental Health’s Child and Adolescent Research Consortium, the American Psychological Association, and Fordham University’s Center for Ethics Education

Demonstrated community partnerships to reduce health disparities in racial and ethnically diverse minority populations
Identify and address the disparities in health and health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority males

Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities

Health Promotion Among Racial & Ethnic Minority Males

From: F, National Institutes of Health NIH Health Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2004–2008, Volume I

Cover of Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health
Examining the Health Disparities Research Plan of the National Institutes of Health: Unfinished Business.
Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Review and Assessment of the NIH’s Strategic Research Plan and Budget to Reduce and Ultimately Eliminate Health Disparities; Thomson GE, Mitchell F, Williams MB, editors.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2006.
Copyright © 2006, National Academy of Sciences.

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