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News by Topic: Research methods and resources

Jul 28, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking comment on the pilot implementation of the Violence Against Children and Youth Survey (VACS) in the United States study. Test subjects will include a representative sample of 13-24 year olds from Baltimore, MD and a representative sample of youth the same age located in rural Garrett County, MD. Comments are due by September 28, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 28, 2020 - The Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the formation of the COVID-19 Insights Partnership, an initiative to coordinate and share COVID-19 health data. Research and analysis conducted by the Partnership will focus on vaccine development, virology, and other topics to understand COVID-19.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 7, 2020 - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking input on scientific gaps and research needs that should be addressed as cancer-related care via telehealth becomes a more common part of routine clinical practice. This RFI is part of a planning effort to identify promising research opportunities, methods, and strategies to address gaps in this area. Responses are accepted through July 30, 2020.
Source: National Institutes of Health
Jul 6, 2020 - The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Agenda items include an update on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's accomplishments in Research, Practice Improvements and Data and Analytics, an update on AHRQ and COVID-19, and a presentation on Improving Health Services Research Across the Federal Enterprise.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 2, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking public comment on an information collection project related to research to identify community-level protective factors and primary prevention strategies in tribal communities to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and opioid misuse. Comments are due by August 31, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jun 29, 2020 - The University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) invites scholars from diverse backgrounds to apply for their Rural Health Equity Postdoctoral Fellowship. One scholar will receive the opportunity to co-lead, with RHRC faculty or staff, a one-year rural health focused project specified by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, as well as lead an additional one-year project in their second year. Applications are due by July 20, 2020.
Source: University of Minnesota
Jun 24, 2020 - The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll joined Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and local officials to launch the Rural Community Toolbox (RCTB). The RCTB is an online clearinghouse of resources from 16 Federal departments and agencies, created to connect rural leaders with funding, data, and information to combat drug addiction in rural America.
Source: The White House
Jun 15, 2020 - The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Workforce Studies team and Health Equity Research and Policy team are seeking health equity-focused research proposals with research questions that can be answered using data from the AAMC Consumer Survey of Health Care Access. Applicants must be participants in AAMC Collaborative for Health Equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE). Research proposals are due July 24, 2020.
Source: Association of American Medical Colleges