NIH published a request for information (RFI) to solicit input on a proposed research initiative to decrease maternal mortality. In strategic alignment with efforts undertaken across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and NIH’s already significant investments in maternal mortality research, NIH is considering the proposed two-pronged research initiative in pursuit of cutting-edge, innovative, and collaborative approaches to reducing maternal mortality. Both efforts would focus on addressing health disparities in maternal mortality—particularly in African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and rural populations—and improving data collection, standardization, and availability.
NIH encourages organizations (e.g., patient advocacy groups, professional organizations) to submit a single response reflective of the views of the organization/membership as a whole.
To respond to the RFI, please submit your comments via the submission website by 11:59 PM (ET) on February 21, 2020. Direct all inquiries to IMPROVEinitiative@od.nih.gov.