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Friends of NIMHD Overview

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Purpose: 

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) envisions an America in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy, and productive lives. The Friends of NIMHD coalition is dedicated to supporting the mission of the NIMHD to lead scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

 

Current members include academic research centers, federal and local agencies, state and local governments, and civil rights, community-based, public health, health advocacy, and economic development organizations.

 

NADPH is the lead organization for the Friends of NIMHD which is operated under its Advocacy, Thought Leadership, and Policy (ATP) program.

 

Friends of NIMHD initiatives include hosting conferences and workshops at the national, regional and community level to gather and share first-hand information and experiences, increase awareness of these critical issues, and expand the number of organizations that will partner in Friends’ work. The meetings are developed in coordination with key partner groups, including academic research centers, federal and local agencies, state and local governments, and civil rights, community-based, public health, health advocacy, and economic development organizations.

 

A key element includes the dissemination of the outputs of NIMHD-funded research to policy and other decision-makers, as well as developing and executing strategies to spur action on these issues. Programs include policymaker, media, and thought leader briefings and collaborations with organizations specifically focused on increasing research funding, minority participation in clinical trials, and diversity in the fields of science and medicine.

 

About NIMHD:

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)’s mission is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and reduce health disparities.

 

NIMHD is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

 

USEFUL LINKS:

> About the Director- Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D.

> NIMHD Congressional Justification and Fact Sheets

> Active NIMHD Funding Opportunities

> NIMHD e-Newsletters

> NIMHD Strategic Plan

> Upcoming Events

> National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities 

Be part of the solution.

 

The National Institute of Mental Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) collaborates with various groups to address health disparities.

 

 

Join the national conversation about take action - visit the NIMHD website and explore ways to connect and contribute to community education initiatives.