The National Institutes of Health, otherwise known as NIH, is an agency that’s working under the United States Department of Human Health and Services.
The NIH is essentially accountable for carrying out the country’s most innovative bio-medical and health-related scientific studies.
The efforts of the NIH have been consistently meant for making crucial and revolutionary medical decisions that would benefit the health of everyone.
The National Institutes of Health recently created a program entitled Improving Adherence to Treatment Regimens for HIV-Positive Adolescents and Young Adults wherein they want to kick-off scientific studies that will create, implement, and evaluate both old and new interventions that are geared towards increasing adherence to medical and behavioral regimens for HIV-positive adolescents who are 11 to 21 years old and adults who are 21 to 24 years old.
In order to achieve the objectives of the program, the NIH has outlined that the recipients of the grant should conduct studies that will check into individual, family, social, political, and contextual factors that could potentially influence adherence.
Furthermore, the NIH also requires that as a response to the data gathered from the studies, the recipients of the grant must also develop innovative measures of adherence or refine existing measures in order to make them better and more efficient.
The end goal of the Improving Adherence to Treatment Regimens for HIV-Positive Adolescents and Young Adults Program is to minimize or totally lessen the potential for HIV transmission and to boost the outcomes in HIV-positive adolescents and adults.
The NIH has allocated a funding budget in the amount of $2,500,000 and is set to administer a maximum of 6 grant awards under the program in focus.
Interested applicants will be deemed eligible to fill out an application for the Improving Adherence to Treatment Regimens for HIV-Positive Adolescents and Young Adults program if they are any of the following:
a) Higher Education Institutions such as Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education and Private Institutions of Higher Education
b) Hispanic-serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions
c) Nonprofit organizations other than institutions of higher education
d) For-Profit organizations such as small businesses and for-profit organizations other than small businesses
e) State and local governments
f) Independent School Districts
g) Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities
h) Native American Tribal Organizations
i) Faith-based or Community-based Organizations
j) Regional Organizations
The Department of Health and Human Services, the main agency funding the Improving Adherence to Treatment Regimens for HIV-Positive Adolescents and Young Adults Program, is the federal government’s primary agency that is especially focused on safeguarding the health of all Americans and providing vital human services to all.