NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Framework

The NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Framework is a multi-dimensional model that depicts a wide array of health determinants relevant to understanding and addressing minority health and health disparities. The framework facilitates assessment of progress, gaps, and opportunities in the NIMHD and NIH minority health and health disparities research portfolios.

The model specifies that health outcomes can span multiple levels and includes a life course perspective component that emphasizes the importance of considering factors ranging across the lifespan in determining health disparities. This list of factors is not intended to be exhaustive. Populations of interest and other features of this framework may be adjusted over time.

NIMHD Research Framework

NIMHD Research Framework (Adaptation by Spero M. Manson, Ph.D., University of Colorado)

NIMHD Research Framework (Adaptation by Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Citation: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (2017). NIMHD Research Framework. Retrieved from Accessed on (enter date and remove parenthesis).

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