Health Disparities and Inequities in Neurological Disorders Workshop

Dates:

  • Sessions I and II: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
  • Session III and IV: Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
  • Break-out group discussions: Friday, September 24, 2021 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
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Location: ZoomGov virtual meeting. Please register to receive your unique meeting URL

Sponsored By: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is committed to reducing the disproportionate burden of neurological disease borne by underserved groups of society, including race/ethnic, sex/gender minorities, rural, disabled and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, by funding a spectrum of research from basic through implementation science, and training the next generation of health disparities investigators.

In 2020, the NINDS Office of Global Health and Health Disparities within the Division of Clinical Research, in collaboration with the Office of Science Policy and Planning, embarked on a strategic planning process to address health disparities and inequities in neurological disorders through research.  As a culmination of the strategic planning process, the NINDS is hosting a Health Disparities and Inequities in Neurological Disorders Workshop (HEADWAY).

The goal of the HEADWAY workshop is to identify evidence-based interventions that are feasible and widely scalable, to diminish disparities and inequities in neurological disorders.  This workshop will assemble subject matter experts in various disciplines from clinical and health services researchers, to implementation and behavioral scientists, along with community stakeholders and patient advocates. Findings and recommendations from the workshop and strategic planning process will be placed on the NINDS website and used as resources for setting priorities and developing initiatives over the next 5 – 10 years.