Capacity Building & Training

The nation's population is increasingly diverse. In the health field, prevention efforts require a variety of trained professionals to lead multidisciplinary approaches to mitigate health challenges. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services - Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) have recognized that achieving diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences (collectively termed "biomedical") research workforce is critical. The NIH and HRSA also expect efforts to create a robust and diverse workforce through institution-wide, and eventually nationwide, implementation of successful training and mentoring strategies. These efforts are essential to current and future recruitment of talented researchers from all population groups.

Capacity building and training are imperative at all levels: from knowledge sharing in the community to formal education and training at the undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty levels. CVP programs will support transformative approaches to student engagement, research training, mentoring, faculty development, and infrastructure development. Other methods call for the creation of institutional systems, networks, and partnerships as integral to building health systems capacity.

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