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NIH HEAL Initiative Press Office Contacts

Members of the media, please direct questions and interview requests related to the NIH HEAL Initiative® to National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) who are co-leads. For inquiries on research related to improving the prevention and treatment of opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose email [email protected]. For inquiries on research related to improving the understanding, management, and treatment of pain email [email protected]

Featured News

2024 NIH HEAL Initiative Awards

At the 5th Annual NIH HEAL Initiative Scientific Meeting, researchers were recognized for Excellence in Research, Mentorship, Interdisciplinary Collaboration, and Community Partnership. Early to middle-career stage researchers were recognized with the Trailblazer Award.

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Past Director’s Messages

Rebecca G. Baker, Ph.D., was the director of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative®  between 2018-2023. 

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Research Spotlights

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