Notice of Participation of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in PAR-19-093, “Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)”

Notice Number: NOT-AA-19-019

Key Dates
Release Date: May 22, 2019

Related Announcements
PAR-19-093

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

Purpose

The purpose of this Notice is to inform potential applicants that the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) will participate, effective immediately, in PAR-19-093, "Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)"

The following changes and updates are made to PAR-19-093 (shown in italics) to reflect NIAAA participation in this FOA.

Part 1. Overview Information

Components of Participating Organizations

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number(s)

93.307, 93.399, 93.286, 93.879, 93.273

Part 2. Full Text of Announcement

Section I. Funding Opportunity Description

Specific Areas of Research Interest

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

NIAAA encourages applications with an alcohol focus that are responsive to the general areas of research interest as described in the Funding Opportunity Announcement as originally published – that is, innovative applications that propose to leverage Health IT to address minority health and health disparities related to the prevention, detection, measurement, treatment, and/or ongoing management of risky or unhealthy drinking or alcohol use disorder (AUD), or to support recovery from AUD. Attention to the specific needs of patients in rural, remote, and under-resourced communities and safety-net settings is strongly encouraged.

While areas of potential research are not limited, NIAAA has a particular interest in applications that address minority health and health disparities in the context of the following topics:

  • Studies that develop, test and/or implement automated systems to improve efficacy and effectiveness of alcohol use screening and behavioral counseling in primary care. These may focus on patients at particular life stages (pregnancy, adolescence, transition to adulthood, transition to retirement, old age) or throughout the entire life course. Evaluation of any unintended negative effects should be included.
  • Studies that develop, test and/or implement digital health tools that can be used by healthcare providers and/or patients to improve medication safety and prevent alcohol–medication interactions, particularly among patients who are elderly, take multiple medications, or have other comorbidities.
  • Studies that develop, test and/or implement clinical decision support tools to facilitate the treatment (including the use of FDA-approved AUD medications) and ongoing management of unhealthy drinking and recovery in general medical care settings. These tools should facilitate linkage to specialty treatment when warranted, and include appropriate infrastructure to comply with 42 CFR Part 2 protections of patient health information.
  • Studies that develop, test and/or implement digital health tools to improve the identification, care, and outcomes of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
  • Studies that leverage health IT to improve alcohol treatment access, engagement, retention, and outcomes of Spanish-speaking populations in the US.

Section VII. Agency Contacts

Scientific/Research Contact(s):

I-Jen Castle, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-827-4406
Email: I-Jen.Castle@nih.gov

Laura E. Kwako, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-451-8507
Email: laura.kwako@nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact(s):

Judy S. Fox
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-443-4704
Email: jfox@mail.nih.gov

All other aspects of this FOA remain unchanged.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

I-Jen Castle, Ph.D.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Telephone: 301-827-4406
Email: I-Jen.Castle@nih.gov