The Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is presenting the opportunity for investigators with relevant active NIH-supported grants to address the following scientific priorities for Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic for pregnant persons and up to one year postpartum:
- Understand the effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal mental health, well-being, functioning, and quality of life
- Identify psychosocial and behavioral health risk factors related to the COVID-19 pandemic that affect maternal mental health and functioning outcomes
- Address the impact of structural racism and discrimination (SRD) on maternal health outcomes in the context of COVID-19
IMPROVE aims to understand the biological, behavioral, environmental, sociocultural, and structural factors that affect pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated morbidity and mortality by building an evidence base for improved care and outcomes. This initiative will promote research to address health disparities associated with pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated morbidity and mortality.
Applications are due April 14, 2021.