The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, and other participating organizations are seeking applications for two initiatives centering on health disparities and their effect on oral health:
- Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Eliminate Oral Health Disparities: This initiative seeks to identify and address the social determinants of health that affect oral health and also contributed to oral health disparities in vulnerable and underserved groups. Applications are due July 8 for non-AIDS proposals and July 26 for those researching AIDS as a social determinant.
- Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Structural Racism and Discrimination on Minority Health and Health Disparities: This initiative looks at how structural racism and discrimination help cause and sustain health disparities, as well at how intervention research addressing structural racism and discrimination can lead to improving minority health or reducing health disparities. Applications are due August 24.
To apply, candidates should first visit the NIH application guide. Applications only will be accepted via the NIH ASSIST program, institutional systems-to-systems programs, or grants.gov. The NIH also provides an FAQ page for more information.