- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- National Institutes of Health
- Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI)
- Cancer Treatment and Oral Health
- Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students
- Clinical Electives Program for Medical Students
- ClinicalTrials.gov (Registry of Clinical Research and Results Database)
- Developmental Disabilities and Oral Health
- Drug Facts Chat Day
- Genetics and Rare Disease Information Center
- Graduate Medical Education
- Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Clinical Research
- LiverTox Database
- MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus en español, MedlinePlus Connect
- Moms' Mental Health Matters
- My Family Health Portrait
- National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI)
- National Diabetes Education Program
- National Eye Health Education Program Partnership
- National Kidney Disease Education Program
- Neuroimaging Informatics Tools & Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC)
- NIH 3D Print Exchange
- NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases – National Resource Center
- Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know
- Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course
- Safe to Sleep
- SBIR/STTR Portfolio Analysis Knowledge Exchange
- Social Media Events (e.g., Twitter Chats, Facebook Q and A)
- The Neuroscience Information Framework
- Trans-NIH Topics for Twitter chats
- We Can! Media-Smart Youth
- Website Assisting Nursing with Genomics Research and Implementation
Cancer Treatment and Oral Health
More than one-third of people treated for cancer develop complications that affect the mouth. These problems may interfere with cancer treatment and diminish the patient's quality of life. "Oral Health, Cancer Care, and You" informs patients and health care providers about steps they can take before, during and after cancer treatment to reduce the risk and impact of these often painful side effects. Materials for oncologists, dentists, and patients are included.
Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students
The Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students is a two-week intensive introductory course for graduate students in the basic biomedical sciences who have at least one year of graduate study. The purpose of the course is to demonstrate and highlght the roles of Ph.D. scientists in clinical and translational research, to provide an overview and examples of how basic science and clinical observations lead to translational research, and to increase awareness and access to Ph.D. role models, research resources, and potential career opportunities at the NIH.
Clinical Electives Program for Medical Students
The NIH Clinical Center offers a four- to twelve-week clinically focused research experience to visiting senior medical or dental students in a multitude of specialty fields and biomedical disciplines. These elective rotations provide competitively selected domestic or international students with the opportunity to have direct experience in the care of patients enrolled in investigational protocols under the direct mentorship of intramural clinician-scientists from 15 NIH Institutes or Centers at the NIH Clinical Center. Participants also learn about the design and conduct of clinical trials and fundamental principles of translational medicine.
ClinicalTrials.gov (Registry of Clinical Research and Results Database)
ClinicalTrials.gov is an NLM-operated database containing summary protocol and results information from publicly and privately funded clinical research. As of December 2016, the database included summary protocol information on more than 230,000 clinical studies conducted in over 195 countries, with nearly 24,000 records displaying summary results. NLM originally collaborated with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on implementing Section 113 of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997. It subsequently collaborated with FDA and the NIH Office of the Director to implement the statutory requirements of Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 through rulemaking. The final rule (42 CFR Part 11) was issued in September 2016. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently collaborating with FDA and other parts of NIH to implement the regulatory requirements of 42 CFR Part 11.
Developmental Disabilities and Oral Health
With some adaptation of the skills dental professionals use every day, most people with mild or moderate developmental disabilities can be treated successfully in the general practice setting. "Practical Oral Care for People with Developmental Disabilities" equips dental professionals in the community with the basic information they need to deliver quality oral health care to people with special needs. Materials include an overview of the physical, mental, and behavioral challenges common in patients with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disability, and offer strategies for providing oral care.
Drug Facts Chat Day
Drug Facts Chat Day has been sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) since 2007. It is now part of NIDA's annual national public health observance, National Drug Facts Week. The chat provides an opportunity for high school students in classrooms across the U.S. to anonymously ask questions of the nation's top experts in the field of drug abuse and addiction. Researchers from NIDA and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), along with experts from Department of Education and the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products, answer thousands of questions in real time from high school students across the country.
Genetics and Rare Disease Information Center
The Genetics and Rare Disease Information Center provides accurate, reliable and current information on genetic and rare diseases to patients and families, health care professionals and biomedical researchers.
Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign, is designed to help individuals fit exercise and physical activity into their daily life. Motivating older adults to become physically active for the first time, return to exercise after a break in their routines, or build more exercise and physical activity into weekly routines are the essential elements of Go4Life. Go4Life offers exercises, motivational tips, and free resources to help individuals get ready, start exercising, and keep going. The Go4Life campaign includes an evidence-based exercise guide in both English and Spanish, an exercise video, an interactive website, and a national outreach campaign.
Graduate Medical Education
The NIH Clinical Center (CC) currently serves as the designated sponsoring institution providing administrative and curricular oversight for 18 medical or surgical graduate medical education training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), a private non-government organization responsible for the accreditation of approximately 700 sponsoring institutions and 9,600 residency/clinical fellowship training programs nationally.
Introduction to the Principles and Practices of Clinical Research
This course contains a curriculum on how to effectively conduct clinical research. Many medical, dental, and other professional schools lack a formal course in training for clinical research, and investigators and research support staff have relied on mentors to learn how to conduct clinical trials. This course trains researchers and members of research teams to design a successful clinical trial by focusing on epidemiologic methods, study design, protocol preparation, patient monitoring, quality assurance, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory issues. Other areas covered include data management and a broad range of ethical issues, including protection of human subjects.
LiverTox provides up-to-date, comprehensive information about drug-induced liver injury caused by prescription and non-prescription drugs. LiverTox is a repository of basic information on the prevention and control of drug-induced liver injury and provides guidance to clinicians on the diagnosis and management of this cause of liver disease.
MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus en español, MedlinePlus Connect
MedlinePlus.gov is a health information portal that brings together NIH and other government and authoritative health information for patients, families, and professionals. It is available in English and Spanish with select information in over 40 other languages. MedlinePlus links to almost 28,000 consumer health Web documents in English, and over 11,000 in Spanish, from nearly every NIH Institute and Center. MedlinePlus Connect allows health organizations and health IT providers to link patient portals and electronic health record systems to MedlinePlus.
Moms' Mental Health Matters
Moms' Mental Health Matters was created to inform consumers and health care providers about signs of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy, individuals who are at risk of these problems, and ways to get help. This initiative educates consumers with free materials like posters, tips, and an action plan. Additionally, it teaches health care providers, through the use of educational activities, about the latest research regarding anxiety and depression and provides best practices for screening women during and after pregnancy.
My Family Health Portrait
My Family Health Portrait is the Web-based tool from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the U.S. Surgeon General's Family History Initiative that helps individuals track their family health history. Using any computer, an Internet connection and an up-to-date Web browser, individuals can provide health information to build a drawing of their family tree and a chart of their family health history. Both the chart and the drawing can be printed and shared with family members and an individual's doctor.
National Asthma Control Initiative (NACI)
NACI is a multicomponent initiative that engages diverse stakeholders who are concerned about or involved in improving asthma control. Its goal is to bring the asthma care that patients receive in line with evidence-based recommendations from two reports published by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma and Guidelines Implementation Panel Report-Partners Putting Guidelines Into Action. NACI is bringing together organizations from local, State, regional, and national levels so that they can share best practices, pool and direct resources, and identify new directions and learning opportunities.
National Diabetes Education Program
The National Diabetes Education Program is coordinated by NIH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and includes over 200 partners at the federal, state, and local levels, working together to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes.
National Eye Health Education Program Partnership
The National Eye Health Education Program Partnership was established by the National Eye Institute to promote collaboration on eye health education for higher risk audiences, including people with diabetes, people over age 60, and people with a family history of eye disease.
National Kidney Disease Education Program
The National Kidney Disease Education Program is an NIH initiative designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications. The program aims to improve early detection of chronic kidney disease, facilitate identification of patients at greatest risk for progression to kidney failure, promote evidence-based interventions to slow progression of chronic kidney disease, and support the coordination of federal responses to chronic kidney disease.
Neuroimaging Informatics Tools & Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC)
The NITRC program was motivated by the recognition that NIH has supported the development of sophisticated, high-quality neuroimaging informatics tools and resources, but that the value of these tools and resources can only be fully realized with their wide-spread adoption. The program consists of three different services aimed to foster the neuroimaging informatics community and enable the dissemination and sharing of existing tools and resources. The flagship service is NITRC-Resources which is the "go to" place for neuroimaging tools and resources. Software packages developed by various research teams around the globe are made available for download and use by neuroimaging research communities. The NITRC program also includes NITRC-IR (image repository) and NITRC-CE (computational environment). NITRC-IR serves as the central data repository for investigator-acquired data and enables world-wide neuroinformatics data sharing. NITRC-CE is the latest offering and is a cloud-based computing environment enabling researchers to analyze neuroinformatics datasets at much reduced cost; this minimizes the digital divide between the researchers at institutions with high performance computer services and those with more modest resources and budgets.
NIH 3D Print Exchange
The NIH 3D Print Exchange is an online portal that provides free creation and sharing of digital models of custom lab equipment and biomedical and biomolecular structures that are readily compatible with a 3D printer or other 3D applications. Researchers, educators, and media producers can download the files and either print them on their own 3D printer or send them to a 3D printing service provider.
NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases – National Resource Center
This clearinghouse produces and distributes health education materials to patients, health professionals, voluntary and professional organizations, and the media. It provides resources and information on metabolic bone diseases, including osteoporosis, Paget's disease, and osteogenesis imperfecta. The NIH National Resource Center website is a one-stop information source. It includes the popular, interactive web tool, Check Up On Your Bones, which provides bone health information for people of all ages, and gives a personalized strategy to help make bones stronger and healthier.
This senior-friendly Web site is specially formatted for optimal use by seniors seeking health information. It features health information on a variety of topics pertinent to older adults and includes videos, interactive quizzes, and FAQs to reinforce learning on the Web.
Oral Cancer: What African American Men Need to Know
African American men are one of the groups at highest risk for oral cancer — but many do not know it. Black men also have significantly lower survival rates than their white counterparts. This educational campaign provides African American men with information about oral cancer and the importance of detecting the disease early. Materials include a brochure, fact sheet, posters, video, radio public service announcements, and widgets.
Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course
The course on "Principles of Clinical Pharmacology" consists of a weekly lecture series covering the fundamentals of clinical pharmacology as a translational scientific discipline focused on rational drug development and utilization in therapeutics. The recommended textbook is Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, Third Edition (2012) edited by Arthur J. Atkinson, Jr., et al. and published by Academic Press/Elsevier. The course is taught by faculty members from the NIH and guest faculty from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the pharmaceutical industry, and several academic institutions from across the U.S. Since most medical schools lack a formal course in clinical pharmacology, and physicians, pharmacists, and other scientists in training may not have access to a formal educational curriculum in this discipline, this course was designed to assist scientists and fellows-in-training who are interested in the discipline of clinical pharmacology.
Safe to Sleep
The Safe to Sleep campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep campaign aims to educate the public and caregivers about SIDS and ways to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk. Through collaborations, partnerships, and outreach activities, this campaign successfully helps to disseminate safe sleep messages to millions of people in communities worldwide. The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) supports and conducts research that provides a greater understanding of SIDS and is a valuable asset to the Safe to Sleep campaign.
SBIR/STTR Portfolio Analysis Knowledge Exchange
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) takes the lead in coordinating multiple Institutes and Centers to discuss and reach consensus on common metrics and effective approaches to conduct portfolio analysis for the performance of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
Social Media Events (e.g., Twitter Chats, Facebook Q and A)
The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) facilitates a series of collaborative social media activities on a variety of topics. These activities, such as Twitter Chats and Facebook Q and As, are an increasingly effective tool to reach and engage with interested audiences. Topics have included Massage Therapy for Health Purposes, Yoga for Health and Well Being and Mind and Body Approaches and Older Adults.
The Neuroscience Information Framework
The Neuroscience Information Framework is a dynamic inventory of Web based neuroscience resources: data, materials, and tools accessible via any computer connected to the Internet. An initiative of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, the Neuroscience Information Framework advances neuroscience research by enabling discovery and access to public research data and tools worldwide through an open source, networked environment.
Trans-NIH Topics for Twitter chats
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) plays an active role in social media, including leading Twitter chats on different topics within its mission. Often these topics also fall into the portfolios of other NIH Institutes and Centers, so the NICHD reaches out to those Institutes to request their participation, which provides a broader range of research-based information to chat participants. For example, the NICHD led a Twitter chat about the teen brain in collaboration with ABC News' Chief Health and Medical Editor, Dr. Richard Besser, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health. The chat was well attended, 44,400,000 impressions made; 1,800 tweets posted; and 439 users. In addition to NIMH, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) also participated in the chat.
We Can! Media-Smart Youth
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Information Resource Center continues to field public inquiries for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) now-retired We Can! program, once affiliated with NICHD's ongoing Media-Smart Youth program, and forwards requests as needed to NHLBI.
Website Assisting Nursing with Genomics Research and Implementation
Methods for introducing new competencies in nursing genomics practice and methods for nursing genomics research are highlighted on this website to assist genomics nursing research and implementation.