NIBIB’s role in the NIH HEAL Initiative
NIBIB is playing a major role in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative, a trans-agency effort focused on improving prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse and addiction and enhancing pain management. Launched in April 2018 with funding from Congress, the HEAL Initiative brings new hope for people, families, and communities affected by the national opioid public health crisis.
Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)
Three webinars were held on December 2018 that introduced the audience to the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), all seeking to develop medical devices to treat pain. These FOAs support different degrees of technological maturity. All focus on approaches that target the nervous system to provide the therapeutic, rehabilitative, or diagnostic capability.
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