NIH HEAL Initiative Annual Report and Budget

The NIH HEAL Initiative® is committed to an aggressive research timeline and maximal transparency based upon the urgency of the opioid crisis. Initiative research is funded by NIH Institutes and Centers. Research results are shared immediately and broadly, according to the HEAL Public Access and Data Sharing Policy.

HEAL Annual Report

The NIH HEAL Initiative Annual Report details high-level areas of progress to the evolving opioid crisis and accomplishments achieved each fiscal year. 

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NIH HEAL Initiative 2024 Annual Report

As the NIH HEAL Initiative enters its sixth year, its expansive research portfolio represents an unprecedented commitment to advancing science through more than 1,800 projects in all 50 states. This past year saw some noteworthy accomplishments with direct implications for policy and practice:

  • The newly launched Harm Reduction Research Network, which will study innovative ways of expanding the reach of life-saving measures through mobile vans, tools delivered via smartphones, and other means.
  • Five new Investigational New Drug applications submitted, and another five cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and one active investigational device exemption that allows an experimental technology to be tested in people. 
  • A new HEAL program aiming to find pain management interventions that work for rural populations, leveraging infrastructure from existing HEAL clinical research.
  • Efforts driven by the imperative to ensure inclusive and culturally competent research that can bridge gaps in care.

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HEAL Budget

NIH HEAL Initiative research is administered each fiscal year by several NIH Institutes and Centers.

Open Funding Opportunities

The NIH HEAL Initiative® funds work in research focus areas led by most NIH ICs supporting hundreds of projects, from basic science to implementation research.

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About NIH HEAL Initiative

The Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, is an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis.

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Research Programs

Research from the Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, includes over 31 distinct programs. These programs are led by most NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

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