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Administrative Supplements to Enhance Inclusion of Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Populations in Minority Health and Health Disparities Research

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.307
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Jul 15, 2019

Jennifer Alvidrez, PhD
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Dave Kaufman, PhD
National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)


The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) and National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) are offering supplements for current NIH awardees to support collection and/or analysis of data from Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NH/OPI) populations, who represent one of NIH's designated health disparity populations. The activities proposed in the supplement must be able to be accomplished within the current competitive segment.

According to the Notice of Special Interest released on May 8, 2019:

"Existing data indicate that NH/OPI populations have higher prevalence of and/or poorer outcomes for a variety of health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic lower respiratory disease, cancer, infant mortality, depression, and HIV/AIDS, as well as a shorter life expectancy. However, in many available studies or datasets, NH/OPI populations are absent, included in numbers too small to include in subpopulation analysis, combined with Asians, or placed into the heterogeneous category of "Other." More research is needed using disaggregated data, including NH/OPIs separated from other racial/ethnic groups, as well as differentiation of subpopulations under the NH/OPI umbrella, to better understand the health status and needs of NH/OPI populations and address health disparities."

Areas of specific interest include but are not limited to:

  • Comparisons between NH/OPI populations and other racial/ethnic groups related to study variables or outcomes, such as patterns of disease risk, resilience, morbidity, and mortality; healthcare utilization and outcomes; or intervention effectiveness
  • Examination of variation on study variables or outcomes within NH/OPI populations, including different population subgroups (e.g., Tongans compared to Fijians) or geographic distribution (e.g., Chamorros residing in Guam vs. the US mainland, NH/OPI populations living in the Western vs. Southern region of the US)
  • Projects using public use or restricted data from the 2014 Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander National Health Interview Survey (NHPI NHIS)

Eligible applicants are current NIMHD NHGRI awardees.

Populations of specific interest include:

  • Native Hawaiians
  • Individuals with origins in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands (American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau)
  • Individuals with origins in Fiji and/or Tonga

Projects that plan to aggregate NH/OPI populations with Asian or other populations for data collection or analysis are not targeted for support under this Notice.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Administrative supplement requests should not exceed $125,000 in total costs over the currently approved project period.

Application process

Submit using the procedures described in Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements.

Begin the supplement application abstract by stating "This application is being submitted in response to NOT-MD-19-023." The process for streamlined submissions using the eRA Commons cannot be used for this initiative.

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Asian and Pacific Islanders · Health disparities · Research methods and resources

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