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. 

NIH HEAL Initiative 2023 Annual Report

NIH HEAL Initiative 2023 Annual Report

Now in its fifth year of funding, the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, continues to seek urgent answers to the nation’s evolving pain and opioid crises. This past year saw some noteworthy accomplishments with direct implications for policy and practice:

  • Defining a new standard of care for soothing infants born with neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome
  • Delivery of nearly 1,000 evidence-based interventions into U.S. communities hit hard by the crisis
  • Reduced re-arrest among incarcerated individuals who received opioid treatment in jail
  • Advanced cutting-edge technologies for identifying new pain therapeutics

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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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