Education, Training and Outreach Programs

NIMHD works to expand the knowledge-base of research on minority health and health disparities through a number of mechanisms, such as research and education collaborations, training programs, and outreach initiatives. These efforts help to further our goals for disseminating research and health information to our many stakeholders, which include academic researchers; health care, public health and public policy professionals; Congress; media professionals; and the general public. Learn more here about how we are supporting biomedical research on minority health and health disparities through our program efforts.

  • NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute — Each summer on the NIH campus, NIMHD hosts this program which supports the development of individual research projects by promising scientists early in their careers and stimulates research in the disciplines supported by science on minority health and health disparities.
  • Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español — NIMHD is partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other Federal agencies to promote physical activity and nutrition among Latino youth through Fuel Up to Play 60 en Español, a program coordinated by the GENYOUth through a collaboration between the National Football League, the National Dairy Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • Brother, You're on My Mind — Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and NIMHD have launched Brother, You're on My Mind: Changing the National Dialogue Regarding Mental Health Among African American Men, an initiative to help start conversations about mental health.
  • Celebrating National Minority Health Month — Commemorated every April, National Minority Health Month marks the ongoing effort to reduce health disparities and improve the health status of minority populations.