NIH Funding to Improve Native American Women’s Health

The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) recently announced its participation in two Notices of Special Interest (NOSIs) aiming to improve Native American women’s health.

ORWH is participating in PAR-20-214, Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional) (NOT-OD-21-132), and PAR-20-238, Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (NOT-OD-21-133). ORWH’s participation helps ensure that research funded under PAR-20-214 and PAR-20-238 will apply a sex-and-gender lens. Specifically, grantees’ research must address at least one objective from strategic goal 1, 2, 3, or 4 of the 2019–2023 Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Women’s Health Research.

As compared to White and other populations, Native American populations are disproportionately affected by a range of diseases and conditions, such as chronic disease, substance use, mental illness, and sexually transmitted diseases. In many cases, outcomes can be traced to socio-structural factors and social determinants of health.

  • The PAR-20-214 funding opportunity supports developmental/exploratory studies in preparation for health promotion, disease prevention, or treatment services research to improve health in Native American populations.
  • The PAR-20-238 funding opportunity supports activities such as etiologic research; research that develops, adapts, or tests the efficacy or effectiveness of health promotion and disease prevention interventions; research that tests culturally informed treatment or recovery interventions; and, where a sufficient body of knowledge on intervention efficacy exists, research on dissemination and implementation that develops and tests strategies to overcome barriers to the adoption, integration, scale-up, and sustainability of effective interventions.

Applications for PAR-20-214 and PAR-20-238 are being accepted through May 17, 2023.

View the email bulletin here. Thanks to Chris Sorkness for sharing!