Clinical and Health Services Research
Under this research interest area, NIMHD supports clinical research to generate new knowledge to improve health outcomes and quality of healthcare for minority and other disparity populations. The scientific portfolio includes extramural grants, cooperative agreements and training awards related to the following:
- Development of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare interventions that can contribute to reducing health disparities;
- Research in clinical settings that addresses access to health care, improvement of patient safety, reduction of medical errors and healthcare delivery costs, coordination of care, impact of health information technology on coordination and quality of care, shared decision making on patient satisfaction and health outcomes, patient-clinician communication and quality of health care; and
- How healthcare financing and organizational structure of healthcare systems affect access, quality and costs of care in minority and other disparity populations.