Resources For Researchers

Measures Library

By increasing awareness of state-of-the-science measures that are well-validated to assess determinants of health in diverse populations and that eliminate the use of biased-language when assessing identities, we hope to improve the quality and translation of psychiatric research addressing diverse populations to improve health equity.

This library was created through the contributions of a large community of researchers and is ever-growing. We invite submissions of measures that you have used in your health equity research activities to be considered for inclusion in this library. Contact us to comment or contribute to the library.

REACH has compiled ‘recommended sociodemographic questions’ for researchers to consider for use in their studies.

In addition to the measures recommended by REACH members (see below), the PhenX Toolkit, supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), maintains a freely available collection of measures assessing social determinants of health.

Click Here to view the Measures Library.

Suggested Readings

1. REACH maintains a list of Building an Inclusive and Equitable Lab for building an inclusive and equitable lab.

2. The American Psychological Association has published comprehensive guidelines for using bias-free language that promotes accuracy, respect, and inclusivity when disseminating research findings.

3. Numerous working groups and societies have generated reading lists to support best practices in 1) assessing determinants of health in diverse communities, 2) supporting scientists in reducing bias in research and increasing community engagement, 3) training future generations of health equity researchers and increasing representation in science, and 4) advocating for policy changes that reduce inequities.

REACH supports the following reading lists that aim to achieve the above goals:

Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (SSCP) Diversity Syllabus

Association for Psychological Science (APS) DiSSECT (Dismantling Systemic Shortcomings in Education and Clinical Training) Resources

4. The National Institutes of Health launched the UNITE initiative in 2021 to address structural racism and increase equity and inclusivity in biomedical research. REACH encourages researchers to become familiar with this initiative including the funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) and advisory committees that are included within UNITE.

Current and Upcoming Funding Announcements

AgencyTypeCategoryDescriptionURLNotes
NIHFunding AnnouncementsR-seriesPAR-21-325 Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-21-325.htmlStandard application dates apply.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsR-SeriesPatient-Clinician Relationship: Improving Health Outcomes in Populations that Experience Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-22-064.htmlStandard due dates apply.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsNoticesNOT-NS-22-012 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to Encourage Eligible NIH BRAIN Initiative Awardees to Apply for PA-21-071 Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admin Supp - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-NS-22-012.htmlRelease date: August 27, 2021. First available due date: September 30, 2021.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsAdministrative SupplementPA-21-345 Administrative Supplements to Promote Diversity in Small Businesses-SBIR/STTR (Admin Supp Clinical Trial Not Allowed) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PA-21-345.htmlApplications accepted on a rolling basis
NIHFunding AnnouncementsNoticesNOT-MH-21-330 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-21-330.htmlRelease date: August 20, 2021. First available due date: October 5, 2021.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsK-seriesPAR-21-271 Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-21-271.htmlFirst due date: October 27, 2021; standard dates apply for all subsequent receipt dates.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsK-seriesPAR-21-273 Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required (BESH))https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-21-273.htmlFirst due date: October 27, 2021; standard dates apply for all subsequent receipt dates.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsK-seriesPAR-21-272 Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 - Independent Clinical Trial Required) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-21-272.htmlStandard application dates apply.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsR-SeriesPAR-21-313 Small Grants for New Investigators to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-21-313.htmlStandard application dates apply.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsK-SeriesPAR-22-022 NINDS Alzheimers Disease and Alzheimers Disease-Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00 Independent Clinical Trial Not Allowed) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-22-022.htmlStandard application dates apply.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsU-SeriesPAR-21-277 Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Institutionally-Focused Research Education Award to Promote Diversity (UE5 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed) https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/PA-files/PAR-21-277.htmlOnly one application per institution. Application due date: November 18, 2021; November 15, 2022; November 15, 2023
NIHFunding AnnouncementsNoticesNOT-AG-21-020 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Maximizing the Scientific Value of Secondary Analyses of Existing Cohorts and Datasets in Order to Address Research Gaps and Foster Additional Opportunities in Aging Research https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AG-21-020.htmlRelease date: August 23, 2011. First available due date: October 5, 2021.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsNoticesNOT-HS-21-019 Notice of Intent to Publish Funding Announcement for Strategies to Implement Evidence-based Care to Reduce High Burden Racial and Ethnic Disparities https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-21-019.htmlRelease date: August 13, 2021
NIHFunding AnnouncementsNoticesNOT-MH-21-310 The BRAIN Initiative Plan for Enhancing Diverse Perspectives (PEDP)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MH-21-310.htmlRelease date: August 31, 2021
NIHFunding AnnouncementsNoticesNOT-GM-21-057 Continuation of Temporary Extension of Applicant Eligibility in "Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00)" Funding Opportunity Announcementshttps://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-GM-21-057.htmlRelease date: August 17, 2021
NIHFunding AnnouncementsNoticesNOT-RM-21-032 Notice of Intent to Re-issue RFA-RM-21-022 Transformative Research to Address Health Disparities and Advance Health Equity at Minority Serving Institutions (U01 Clinical Trial Allowed)" https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-RM-21-032.htmlRelease date: August 25, 2021.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsR-SeriesUnderstanding Place-Based Health Inequalities in Mid-Life (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/RFA-files/RFA-AG-23-004.htmlLetter of Intent due date: February 3, 2022. Application due date: March 3, 2022.
NIHFunding AnnouncementsU-seriesRFA-FD-22-003 Innovation Award: COVID-19 and Health Equity (U01) Clinical Trials Optional https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/RFA-files/RFA-FD-22-003.htmlLetter of Intent due date: November 2, 2021; Application due date: November 29, 2021

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