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Office of Special Populations

Health disparities are associated with a broad, complex, and interrelated array of factors. Diagnosis, progression, response to treatment, caregiving, and overall quality of life may each be affected by race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status (SES), age, education, occupation, and other as yet unknown lifetime and lifestyle differences.

The NIA Office of Special Populations works across the Institute to support and strengthen our mission in understanding and redressing health disparities for older women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in aging research.

Minority aging and health disparity research is conducted throughout the Institute’s research programs.
The Butler-Williams Scholars Program supports emerging leaders in aging research.
Learn about the Office of Special Populations and find staff contact info.
The Framework showcases priorities and investments in this area.
Find helpful NIH and other federal resources related to health disparities and minority aging.
This webinar series provides technical assistance for successfully engaging the NIA grants application process.

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