Funding Opportunity Announcement: Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents

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The National Institutes of Health, being the US Department of Health and Human Services' primary agency responsible for bio-medical and health-related research, constantly works towards the promotion of efficient disease prevention mechanisms.

A considerable amount of data implies that a person's lifestyle can tremendously affect the prevalence of various disease conditions such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, substance abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases. The NIH has found that while several research bodies have explored the complexities of sustaining healthy behaviors, the effects of these behaviors in sustaining a healthy lifestyle in children and adolescents have remained under-studied.

In line with this discovery, the NIH, along with National Institute of Nursing Research, with participation from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and finally the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, has issued the Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA).   (continued...)

Funding Opportunity Announcement: Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents
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