The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a Request for Information inviting feedback from stakeholders on the outline of the upcoming NIAAA Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022-2026. The strategic plan outline, which is included in the request, contains several cross-cutting themes including promoting health equity and diversity in alcohol research spaces, identifying unique risks for alcohol misuse, advancing research on co-occurring conditions with alcohol misuse, supporting new technologies on diagnosis of alcoholism, increasing the use of data science in alcohol research, and encouraging collaboration between alcohol research and other topics.
The outline also notes three major goals for the institute:
- Identify and track the biological, social, environmental, and behavioral causes and consequences of alcohol misuse;
- Prevent and reduce alcohol misuse and associated developmental effects, health conditions, and acute harms;
- Advance diagnosis and treatment of alcohol-related conditions.
Comments will be accepted through July 30 and may be submitted through an online form on the NIH website.