June 24, 2021

Native American woman holding her daughter.ORWH recently released Notice of Participation of the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) in PAR-20-214, “Research to Improve Native American Health (R21 Clinical Trials Optional)” (NOT-OD-21-132) and Notice of Participation of the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) in PAR-20-238, “Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)” (NOT-OD-21-133). 

Existing data suggest that significant acute and chronic disease inequities exist for Native American (NA) populations. NA populations experience unique sociopolitical, historical, and environmental stressors and risks that may exacerbate health conditions and/or influence the effectiveness of existing solutions to address the conditions. 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 NA populations.

NA populations also possess unique strengths and resiliencies that can mitigate stressors and could inform intervention strategies. The PAR-20-238 funding opportunity supports research on interventions to improve health in NA populations, including 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.