Patient Engagement September 28, 2023
Sara Heath

By designating people with disabilities as facing health disparities, NIH is making it easier to research the drivers of health inequities.

– The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will now consider people with disabilities as a population with health disparities, which, among other things, with let the agency start conducting more research into the matter.

The move, made in consultation with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is a key step forward in addressing the health disparities faced by populations with disabilities, according to Eliseo J. PĂ©rez-Stable, MD, director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), which is part of NIH.

“This designation recognizes the importance and need for research advances to improve our...

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