SC CTSI Provides Resources for Researchers Who Plan to Apply for NIH HEAL funding

Get support to apply to the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative to address the opioid crisis.

January 03, 2019

The NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL)SM Initiative has published 30+ funding opportunities to address the opioid crisis ( New HEAL programs reflect the full spectrum of research from basic science to implementation research and across all disciplines in the areas of pain and addiction. Through these and other investments, NIH plans to award more than $850 million in support of HEAL Initiative research in FY 2019. 

The SC CTSI has three types of resources that could help you plan and apply for HEAL funding:

  • Pain Management Effectiveness Research Network: This national network was established to support clinical trials funded under HEAL program. The network will provide to awarded trials assistance in the areas of data coordination, clinical coordination, single IRB functions, biostatistics, and recruitment and retention.
  • Team Building Support: The Research Development of our local SC CTSI will be hosting topical meetings to help you identify partners and learn more about the opportunities available.
  • Collaborators at other Institutions: If you are seeking collaborators at other institutions for an application, you may refer to the list of HEAL CTSA Program points of contact (here). This person will facilitate a letter of support and provide information about local pain expertise and approximately how many participants might be available for a study at their site

If you would like to explore how the SC CTSI could help you apply for one of the HEAL opportunities, contact, USC Clinical Research Support Program Manager, or, CHLA CRSO Operations Director.


NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.