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 equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in all aspects of its research and workforce.

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

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

NICHD’s STRIVE complements broader NIH efforts to promote EDI in its workforce and among those who participate in and conduct its research. The NIH UNITE initiative seeks to further these goals while also working to eliminate structural racism.

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NICHD invites you to get involved with STRIVE:

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