Chief Healthcare Executive September 28, 2023
Ron Southwick

It’s a different approach for the federal government’s largest source of funds for health research.

The National Institutes of Health has long financed research programs aimed at curing cancer and other diseases, but the agency is now undertaking a different approach to improve the health of Americans.

The NIH, the federal government’s largest source of funds for medical research, has launched a new grant program to finance community groups focusing on health equity. The NIH announced the new community-based program Wednesday.

The grant program is going to support organizations working on solutions to address the social drivers of health, such as nutrition, transportation, access to healthcare services and employment opportunities.

The NIH is directing $171 million over a five-year period....

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