Overview

Through the Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®, NIH supports research to enhance pain management and improve treatment for opioid misuse and addiction. The NIH HEAL Initiative includes research focus areas led by most NIH Institutes and Centers supporting hundreds of projects that reflect the full spectrum of research from basic science to implementation research.

Funded Projects

2021
Studies to Advance Recovery Supports (STARS) in Central Appalachia
Nov 11, 2021
2021
Advancing the science on recovery community centers to support persons treated with medications for opioid use disorder
Nov 11, 2021
2021
Building a Lasting Foundation to Advance Actionable Research on Recovery Support Services for High Risk Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder: The Initiative for Justice and Emerging Adult Populations
Nov 11, 2021
2021
Prapela™ SVS: A cost-effective stochastic vibrotactile stimulation device to improve the clinical course of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome
Oct 12, 2021
2021
Adapting the HOPE Online Support Intervention to Increase MAT Uptake Among OUD Patients
Oct 12, 2021

Open Funding Opportunities

2022
Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for HEAL Initiative Integrated Basic and Clinical Team-based Research in Pain (RM1 Clinical Trial Optional)
Jul 29, 2022
2022
HEAL Initiative: Research Studies to Develop and Implement Interventions to Prevent Opioid Misuse in Community Health Centers (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Required)
Jul 26, 2022
2022
HEAL Initiative: Coordinated Pain Care in Health Care Systems Research Program - Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
Jul 21, 2022
2022
NIH HEAL Initiative: Coordinated Approaches to Pain Care in Health Care Systems (UG3/UH3 - Clinical Trial Optional)
Jul 21, 2022
2022
HEAL Initiative: Career Development Awards in Implementation Science for Substance Use Prevention and Treatment (K23 - Clinical Trial Required)
Jul 14, 2022

Closed Funding Opportunities

2020
HEAL Initiative: Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM) (UG3/UH3, Clinical Trials Optional)
Jan 23, 2020
2021
HEAL Initiative: HEAL Data2Action Modeling and Economic Resource Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
Dec 30, 2021
2021
HEAL Initiative: HEAL Data2Action Innovation Projects (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional)
Dec 30, 2021
2021
HEAL Initiative: HEAL Data2Action (HD2A) Data Infrastructure Support Center (U24 Clinical Trial Optional)
Dec 30, 2021
2021
HEAL Initiative: Pilot & Feasibility Trials to Improve Prevention and Treatment Service Delivery for Polysubstance Use (R34-Clinical Trial Optional)
Dec 29, 2021