Health Disparities Funding Data

The table below displays the annual support level for the Health Disparities research, condition, and disease category (RCDC) based on grants, contracts, and other funding mechanisms used across the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Health Disparities is a manually collected category that includes research related to Health Disparities as well as research sustaining activities such as Workforce Diversity, Infrastructure, Inclusion of Racial and Ethnic Minorities, and Outreach and Communications. Unlike automated RCDC categories, ICOs depict the percentage of the project relevant to Health Disparities reporting.

Historical data from FY 2008 through FY 2017 were collected in a different manner.  For FY 2017 to FY 2020 NIH collected these data in the centralized Manual Categorization System (MCS) to enhance workflow efficiency and standardize the NIH-wide cost allocation practices. Estimates for FY 2021 and FY 2022 are calculated based on RCDC actual data.

Figure 1: Funding Trends for the Health Disparities Research Condition and Disease Category (RCDC)

Figure 1: Line graph showing health disparities from 2008 to 2022 (projected for 2021 and 2022).  Line shows gradual increase from 2.5 billion dollars to 4 billion dollars.

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This page last reviewed on December 7, 2021