COBRE Notice of Special Funding Opportunity
The World Health Organization identifies Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) as the most stigmatized health condition globally. Research suggests that stigma is a major obstacle to people with SUDs receiving quality care and one of the primary reasons that people who realize they have a problem with substances do not seek help. Internalized stigma also appears to worsen the severity and duration of SUDs. For all of these reasons, stigma is emerging as a major research priority at the national level, as evidence by NIH’s recent funding opportunity announcements focused on reducing stigma related to drug use in a range of settings. Nevertheless, the research on stigma against SUDs is underdeveloped in comparison to other conditions, especially stigma against other mental health conditions, and we have few evidence-based strategies to reduce stigma.
For this special RFA, all proposals that addresses stigma and/or discrimination against people with SUDs and/or people who use drugs will be considered. Applications outside this scope will NOT be considered.