Patient-oriented Research to Mitigate Health Disparities and Lessen the Burden of Chronic Diseases
January 2020 Council
DDN, KUH, DEM
Point(s) of Contact
Mary Evans, Ph.D.
The purpose of this initiative is to conduct person-oriented clinical research studies developing strategies to mitigate health disparities in people with one or more chronic disease/conditions within the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). For the purposes of this initiative, a health disparity is defined according to Healthy People 2020 as a particular type of health difference that is closely linked with social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Health disparities adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater obstacles to health based on their racial or ethnic group; religion; socioeconomic status; gender; age; mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; geographic location; or other characteristics historically linked to discrimination or exclusion.