Public Health Mitigation of COVID-19 - An Adherence Challenge
The mitigation of the COVID-19 pandemic necessitates that nearly all of the population follow various recommendations including handwashing, social distancing, wearing facial coverings, etc. Although adherence research has focused primarily on medication adherence, there is a considerable literature on how to facilitate adherence to public health behaviors, including in prior infectious disease epidemics, that can guide public health officials in methods to increase adherence to these recommendations. The current pandemic also highlights gaps in our understanding of public health adherence, and further research from this pandemic will improve our response to future public health crises.
A list of behaviorally-oriented NIH research funding opportunities for COVID-19 can be found on the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research funding announcements page.
William T. Riley, PhD
Associate Director of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institutes of Health
Regarding the NIH Adherence Network:
The Adherence Network is a transdisciplinary consortium of NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices which provides leadership, vision, and support to strengthen adherence research funded by the NIH. The Adherence Network supports an NIH funding opportunity for R01 and R21 research grant applications to improve adherence to treatment and prevention regimens (PA-18-722 and PA-18-723) and seeks to advance the field through conference symposia, meetings, and white papers.
This webinar will be archived on the HDRP Events webpage.