The STRIVE initiative, led by the Office of Health Equity, benefits from the expertise of three committees (one for each theme) comprising a diverse cadre of staff from across the institute to help ensure various career paths, viewpoints, and skillsets are represented.
STRIVE committees are leading several internal activities, such as brown bag sessions and information exchanges, as well as activities with both internal and external stakeholders. Engaging stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and sectors will inform future STRIVE activities and help develop the Action Plan.
Within Theme 2, the STRIVE Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD) Committee hosted listening sessions with members of the scientific community at multiple levels and from multiple disciplines. The upcoming virtual workshop, Path to Enhancing SWD, will build on lessons learned from the listening sessions to highlight innovative systems-level models and strategies to develop and sustain a scientific workforce that embodies DEIA. The discussion will consider individual, institutional, and programmatic factors that influence NICHD’s capacity for developing, sustaining, and enhancing a scientific ecosystem built around DEIA.
Related to Theme 3, NICHD hosted the STRIVE for Change Workshop Series, which started in July 2021. The following links provide further information on the workshops and their VideoCast recordings:
- Workshop #1: July 14, 2021
STRIVE for Change: Establishing a New Frontier in Health Disparities Research Across the Lifecourse
- Workshop #2: August 4, 2021
How Social Identity Can Impact and Promote Health: A Look Across Populations, Lifespans, and Generations
- Workshop #3: August 25, 2021
Societal-Level Drivers Related to Health and Health Disparities During Childhood
- Workshop #4: September 15, 2021
Community-Engaged Research Strategies to Mitigate Health Disparities in NICHD Populations
- Workshop #5: October 6, 2021
STRIVE for Change: Weaving Translation and Implementation Science into the Fabric of Health Disparities Research
Please check this website and sign up for the STRIVE listserv for updates.