BOX 3-1Strategic Plan Goals, Fiscal Years 2002 and 2004
(Italic indicates new or updated text since the Fiscal Year 2002 Strategic Plan)

Research (2002): To advance the understanding of the development and progression of diseases and disabilities that contribute to minority health and other health disparities.

Research (2004): To advance the understanding of the development and progression of diseases and disabilities that contribute to health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations and other health disparity populations, including the medically underserved, by increasing and diversifying biomedical, behavioral, social science, and health services research, as well as cultural, linguistic, and social epidemiology research conducted and supported by the NIH.

Research Infrastructure (2002): To increase minority health and health disparity research training, career development, and institutional capacity.

Research Capacity (2004): To increase minority health and health disparity research training, career development, and institutional research capacity and infrastructure.

Public Information and Community Outreach (2002): To ensure that the public, health care professionals, and research communities are informed and educated concerning the latest advances in minority health and health disparities research.

Community Outreach, Information Dissemination, and Public Health Education (2004): To ensure that the public, health care professionals, and research communities are informed and educated concerning the latest advances in minority health and health disparities research.

From: 3, Development and Availability of the Strategic Plan

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.
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