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Moving HEAL Research into Action

UPDATE: Thank you for your participation in the NIH HEAL Initiative Idea Exchange. The Idea Exchange is now closed. The NIH HEAL Initiative values the many ideas and comments received through the Idea Exchange, which will help shape the future of the initiative's research on pain and addiction, help figure out what research information is important to stakeholders in the pain and opioid misuse communities, and guide the initiative on how to share the results of research most effectively. We plan to capture the key themes from the feedback and share a summary in the coming months. 

Thank you again for your time and contributions to this Idea Exchange. Please contact the NIH HEAL Initiative at if you have questions or comments.

We want your ideas about how to:

  • Engage with NIH around solutions to the opioid crisis
  • Share ideas on various ways research can address the crisis
  • Share HEAL results with communities

About the NIH HEAL Initiative

The national crisis of opioid misuse, addiction and overdose reaches every domain of family and community life. The NIH HEAL Initiative is a unique and expansive trans-agency collaboration to address this challenge with scientific solutions that span basic, translational, clinical research and implementation science on opioid misuse, addiction, and pain.