Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-072
Release Date: February 14, 2020
Response Date: March 29, 2020
Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP) issues this Request for Information (RFI) to identify opportunities to foster and engage in partnerships and dialogue with stakeholders to advance prevention research. The ODP hopes this will help us determine areas where we can collaboratively advance prevention research priorities, training opportunities, and better meet the needs of our stakeholders. The ODP invites input from researchers in academia and industry, health care professionals, patient advocates and advocacy organizations, scientific or professional organizations, federal agencies, and other interested members of the public. Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit a single response that reflects the views of the organization and membership as a whole.
Dates: Responses must be received on March 29, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. ET to ensure consideration.
Submission: Comments must be submitted electronically at https://prevention.nih.gov/StakeholderRFI.
In accordance with 42 U.S.C. 282(f) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, the mission of the ODP is to improve public health by increasing the scope, quality, dissemination, and impact of prevention research supported by the NIH. The ODP’s Strategic Plan FY 2019-2023 includes six strategic priorities and three cross-cutting themes that guide the activities of the Office.
The cross-cutting themes represent areas of opportunity for the ODP to serve as a catalyst for developing, coordinating, and implementing new activities and to better integrate disease prevention into trans-NIH initiatives.
The ODP’s six priorities represent the breadth of our activities and allow for emerging areas of opportunity to be incorporated into Office activities.
The definition of prevention research used by the ODP encompasses both primary and secondary prevention. Primary prevention includes research designed to promote health; identify risk factors for developing a new health condition (e.g., disease, disorder, injury); and prevent the onset of a new health condition. Secondary prevention includes research designed to identify risk factors for the progression or recurrence of a health condition and detecting and preventing progression of an asymptomatic or early-stage condition.
The ODP helps develop and coordinate prevention research activities including, but not limited to, funding opportunities, workshops, and conferences across the NIH and with other public and private organizations. The Office is looking to build and leverage its resources and partnerships to further support prevention research. Input received from this RFI will help the ODP identify opportunities for increased dialogue, partnerships, collaboration, and engagement with stakeholders. The ODP hopes this will help us pinpoint areas where collaborative efforts can help advance prevention research.
The ODP is seeking input on the following topics/areas:
How to Submit a Response
To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted electronically at https://prevention.nih.gov/StakeholderRFI. Respondents will receive a confirmation of their submission but will not get individualized feedback. All respondents are encouraged to sign up for the ODP listserv to receive information about the ODP’s latest activities.
Responses to this RFI are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in responses. We will post a summary report of the comments on the ODP website. Any personal identifiers (personal names, email addresses, etc.) will be removed when responses are compiled.
This RFI is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation for applications or proposals, or as an obligation in any way on the part of the United States Federal government. The Federal government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the government’s use. Additionally, the government cannot guarantee the confidentiality of the information provided.
Please direct all inquiries to:
Marie Rienzo, M.A.
Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)