October 7, 2021

coronavirus imageThe COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in profound behavioral, social, and economic changes that have affected health across the life course. Research in the U.S. confirms that COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting populations that were already experiencing health disparities and medical or social vulnerabilities. To address this, NIH recently released a notice of special interest (NOT-MH-21-330). The Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Vulnerable and Health Disparity Populations initiative’s funding opportunities will support research on the urgent COVID-19-related health needs of those who experience health disparities and those from vulnerable populations. Research supported through this initiative might examine the effects of digital health interventions, explore community-engaged interventions, and leverage large-scale data sources to strengthen mitigation measures. This work will bolster our understanding of risk reduction and help prepare us to respond more effectively to future public health emergencies. 

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