August 15, 2023
Announcing the NIH Build UP Trust Challenge

Underserved populations vary greatly across the United States, and include racial and ethnic minorities, rural and urban communities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. In such a broad and complex group of communities, there are different factors that lead to and sustain a lack of trust in health care. These factors may include historical marginalization, lack of cultural awareness, lack of appropriately tailored information and the spread of misinformation.

The main objective of the NIH Build Underserved Populations (UP) Trust Challenge is to develop new approaches to improve engagement with underserved populations with a focus on building and increasing trust within these populations to engage and adopt community-based strategies that increase the detection, treatment, and management of health conditions.

The deadline to register to participate in the Build UP Trust Challenge is 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program
National Institutes of Health Common Fund-Community Partnerships to Advance Science for Society (ComPASS) Program

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Let’s build community trust and improve people’s health and well-being.

The NIH Build UP Trust Challenge will award as many as ten Finalists up to $45,000 each and the opportunity to win one of four $200,000 prizes for promising strategies that increase research participation and the adoption of medical care by building trust and improving engagement with historically underserved communities.
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