NIMHD Specialized Centers of Excellence for Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities

NIH Guide Number: RFA-MD-17-005

Council Date: February 28, 2017


The purpose of this program is to support specialized research centers to conduct multidisciplinary research, research training, and community engagement activities focused on improving minority health or reducing health disparities.

Description of Initiative

The purpose of this program is to provide support for: 1) multi- and trans-disciplinary research to promote minority health and to eliminate health disparities; 2) strengthening of research training/education activities; and 3) engaging minority and other health disparity communities in effective and sustainable activities for improving the health of their communities.