The Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (NIH HEAL Initiative) is excited to share that the Native Collective Research Effort to Enhance Wellness (N CREW) has published TWO Research Opportunity Announcements (ROAs)! The N CREW Program supports Tribes and Native American Serving Organizations (T/NASOs) to conduct locally prioritized research to address overdose, substance use, and pain, including related factors such as mental health and wellness. The N CREW Program is a highly collaborative partnership between the National Institutes of Health (NIH), T/NASOs, and Ally Organizations established to directly respond to the opioid/drug public health emergency.
Please view each ROA below as well as visit the N CREW Website to learn more.
- ROA OTA-23-007 solicits applications from T/NASOs for the planning, development, piloting, and/or implementation of research and/or data improvement projects. T/NASOs are defined as federally or state recognized Tribes and organizations with a core mission to serve and/or a track record in serving Native Americans and that are poised to reach this population.
- ROA OTA-23-008 solicits applications from T/NASOs and Ally Organizations to form a Native Research Resource Network. Ally Organizations are defined as organizations with a demonstrated track record of partnering successfully with Native American communities. The network will provide comprehensive training and resources to support T/NASOs in real time as they lead research and data improvement projects. Components of the network will also provide coordination of resources, reporting, and cross-site activities.