The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks time-sensitive input from all interested parties on the most innovative research and research priorities to improve mental health outcomes among racial/ethnic minority and health disparities populations.
The NIMH seeks input to inform the next generation of innovative research and research priority areas to improve mental health outcomes among minority and health disparities populations in the U.S. Of interest are ideas about novel engagement strategies, culturally and linguistically appropriate service delivery approaches, services research methods, and multilevel/multidimensional strategies to accelerate progress toward findings that have both scientific and public health impact in these populations. NIMH supports studies that employ an experimental therapeutics approach, whereby clinical trials are designed not only to test the intervention effects on outcomes of interest, but also to inform understanding of the intervention’s mechanisms of action. Ideas about preventive, therapeutic, or services interventions are encouraged to highlight culturally salient potential target(s)/mechanism(s) and assessment of intervention-induced changes in the presumed target mechanism(s) that would improve outcomes.
Applications are due on October 30, 2020.