Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (IRINAH)

Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (IRINAH), a network of principal investigators and their partners, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was launched in 2011 through a program titled “Interventions for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Native American (NA) Populations.”

Native American populations are exposed to considerable risk factors that significantly increase their likelihood of chronic disease, substance abuse, mental illness, oral disease, and HIV infection. The IRINAH program was created to develop, adapt, and test the effectiveness of health-promotion and disease-prevention interventions in NA populations. The long-term goal of the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to reduce mortality and morbidity in NA communities. IRINAH also provides a forum for discussions on the challenges and opportunities to improve health in NA populations across the United States.

The first funding opportunity was through PAR-11-346, followed by the second round of funding in 2014 (PAR-14-260), and a reissuance in 2017 for both R01 (PAR-17-464) and R21 (PAR-17-496) applications. The most recent reissuance was in 2020 for both R01 (PAR-20-238) and R21 (PAR-20-214), and had/has the following due dates: May 17, 2021; May 17, 2022; May 17, 2023.

Participating Organizations

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

  • National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

  • National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)

  • National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

  • National Library of Medicine (NLM)

  • National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • Office of Research on Women's Health ( ORWH )

All applications to this funding opportunity announcement should fall within the mission of the Institutes/Centers. The following NIH Offices may co-fund applications assigned to those Institutes/Centers.

  • Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)

  • Division of Program Coordination, Planning and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Disease Prevention (ODP)

Last Updated
October 28, 2021