STrategies to enRich Inclusion and achieVe Equity (STRIVE) Initiative

Three circular graphics featuring two female scientists speaking to each other; a man walking next to a man in a wheelchair; a woman and a boy with a physical disability laughing together while painting. Throughout its history, NICHD has led efforts to optimize health for all and to foster an inclusive, diverse workforce. However, social factors are key drivers of health disparities, and unequal career opportunities persist.

NICHD launched STRIVE to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in all aspects of its research and workforce.

Led by the Office of Health Equity, STRIVE aims to:

  • Reinforce DEIA within NICHD’s workforce
  • Foster DEIA in the broader scientific workforce and among trainees
  • Understand how to mitigate, through research, the root causes of health disparities that may result from racism, discrimination, sexism, gender-based discrimination, or ableism and develop potential solutions to reduce or address these disparities

NICHD’s STRIVE, which complements broader NIH efforts such as the NIH UNITE initiative, focuses on taking action to improve DEIA within NICHD and the scientific community, and expand health disparities research to develop solutions that mitigate inequities.

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NICHD invites you to get involved with STRIVE:

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