The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites grant applications for research on reducing disparities in stroke through prevention of first and recurrent strokes among minority populations.*
The purpose of this program announcement is to solicit applications for research that will identify effective, culturally acceptable interventions involving self-management of risk factors for first and recurrent stroke for members of minority populations. The self-management approach to stroke risk factor control holds high promise as a means of achieving patient adherence to stroke prevention regimens.
The chronic disease self-management program is one of the more widely spread models of this interventional approach. The challenge lies in tailoring such models for stroke risk factor self-management to be effective for diverse racial/ethnic groups with varying social resources. Tailoring of the intervention may involve, but is not limited to, modifications that address such factors as: medical care availability or accessibility; level of health literacy; economic resource availability; social organizations, such as churches, within the community; and family or community traditions.
For more information, potential applicants should contact Dr. Ronnie D. Horner, Program Director, Office of Minority Health and Research, NINDS, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 2153, Bethesda, MD 20892; telephone: 301-496-2581; fax: 301-594-5929; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For a more detailed description of this program announcement, please visit the NIH web site at: http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-166.html.