The NIH has announced two new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) for 7 or more embedded pragmatic clinical trials that address pain management and the opioid crisis. These projects will become part of the NIH Health Care Systems Research Collaboratory as phased UG3/UH3 cooperative research.
The two announcements are:
- Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trials of Acupuncture for Management of Chronic Low Back Pain in Older Adults
- 1 – 2 large-scale, embedded pragmatic trials that evaluate acupuncture treatment of older adults (65 years and older) with chronic low back pain
- Applications are due January 8 to February 8, 2019
- Pragmatic and Implementation Studies for the Management of Pain to Reduce Opioid Prescribing (PRISM)
- 6 – 7 large-scale embedded pragmatic trials or implementation studies designed to improve pain management and reduce unnecessary opioid prescriptions
- Applications are due February 15 to March 15, 2019.
The announcements are part of the NIH Heal (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, which was created in April 2018 in an effort to speed scientific solutions for addressing the national opioid public health crisis.