Addressing Health Disparities in NIDDK Diseases

May 2023 Council

Lead Division/Office


Point(s) of Contact

Katrina Serrano

Executive Summary

There are many diseases and disorders that disproportionately affect the health of underserved populations in the United States. Several of these diseases are high priority research areas for the NIDDK. The NIDDK's Strategic Plan highlights the cross-cutting theme of achieving health equity by eliminating health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations and others who are underserved. Thus, there is an opportunity to support more research that aims to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity in NIDDK mission areas. Currently, this initiative supports applications that fall in line with NIDDK's R01 funding policies. Although several meritorious applications have been supported, many more that have missed the payline have not been. A modest set-aside will be included to continue to grow NIDDK's investment in this space.