Notice of Correction in FOA Description for PA-15-295 "Screening and Brief Alcohol Interventions in Underage and Young Adult Populations (R01)"

Notice Number: NOT-AA-15-013

Key Dates
Release Date:   August 12, 2015

Related Announcements
PA-15-295 

Issued by
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform the research community of changes to PA-15-295 "Screening and Brief Alcohol Interventions in Underage and Young Adult Populations (R01)"

Information regarding the funding opportunity description is changed as follows:

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Currently reads:
Examples of research that are encouraged by this FOA are given below, and are not meant to be exclusive:

  • Studies of the duration of effects from SBI and whether those effects can be enhanced by boosters.
  • Studies of the appropriate behavioral counseling that should be paired with screening, and studies indicating how elements of this counseling might best be tailored to different types of individuals.
  • Studies that examine the reasons for response vs. non-response to brief interventions (e.g. neurocognitive processes, parental involvement, peer networks, etc.).
  • Studies of effective ways to combine alcohol screening with drug and tobacco screening.
  • Studies that adapt SBI for delivery in non-clinical settings including schools, the military, and criminal justice settings.
  • Implementation studies that examine the translation of evidence-based interventions into standard clinical practice and studies that examine implementation processes and contextual factors that hinder or facilitate adoption and sustainability.
  • Studies of the cost offsets that are achievable in large health delivery systems.
  • Studies of the most appropriate staff to deliver SBI.

Modified to read:
Another missed opportunity is the dearth of studies on the effectiveness of screening and brief interventions among health disparities populations (including racial and ethnic minorities, sexual minorities, residents of rural areas, and other medically underserved populations,)  The need remains to develop and test SBI protocols specifically tailored to enhance effectiveness among these populations.

Examples of research that are encouraged by this FOA are given below, and are not meant to be exclusive:

  • Studies of the duration of effects from SBI and whether those effects can be enhanced by boosters.
  • Studies that examine the reasons for response vs. non-response to brief interventions.
  • Studies of effective ways to combine alcohol screening with drug and tobacco screening.
  • Studies that adapt SBI for delivery in non-clinical settings including schools, the military, and criminal justice settings.
  • Implementation studies that examine the translation of evidence-based interventions into standard clinical practice, studies of the cost offsets thereby achieved, and studies that examine implementation processes and contextual factors that hinder or facilitate adoption and sustainability.
  • Studies that evaluate the effectiveness of SBI in health disparities populations, isolate elements of the intervention that increase effectiveness in those populations, and develop and test protocols designed explicitly for those populations.

All other aspects of this FOA remain the same.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Mariela Shirley, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-402-9389
Email: shirleym@mail.nih.gov