Sexual and Gender Minorities: NIH Seeks Comments on Strategic Research Plan

October 28, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


​The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) Sexual and Gender Minority Research Committee is seeking comments on the NIH FY 2016-2020 Strategic Plan to Advance Research on the Health and Well-being of Sexual and Gender Minorities, according to a notice posted October 1, 2015, in the Federal Register. The five-year plan supports research in basic, clinical, and behavioral and social sciences to improve the health of the diverse population of "people whose sexual orientations, gender identities/expressions, and/or reproductive development vary from traditional, societal, cultural, or physiological norms," the report states, noting that NIH will coordinate with program directors and researchers to ensure the advancement of research in each of these areas.

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