The HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-termSM) Initiative is a trans-NIH effort focused on improving prevention and treatment for opioid misuse and addiction, and enhancing pain management. This page provides information about the NIH HEAL InitiativeSMresearch plan and projects.

Research Plan

The research plan outlines the goals of the HEAL Initiative, research priorities based on urgent unmet needs across the lifespan, areas of promising scientific opportunity, and concrete strategies capable of providing rapid and durable solutions to the opioid crisis.

Projects by Research Area 

Implementation Science in Opioid Addiction

Improved Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Enhanced Outcomes for Infants and Children Exposed to Opioids

Medication Development for Opioid Use Disorder

Clinical Research in Pain Management

Pain Preclinical Research

This page last reviewed on July 31, 2019