Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:Organization of Health Care and the Federal, State, and Local Levels
Slide content:National Institutes of Health (NIH) World s largest source of funding for medical research Funds universities, research institutions, its own laboratories 27 institutes and centers: Diseases Specific patient groups Research issues 19
Slide notes:The medical research arm of the HHS is the National Institutes of Health, or NIH. This is the largest source of medical research funding in the world, promoting scientific discoveries in every U.S. state and abroad. Research is conducted at universities or research centers, and at NIH laboratories on its own campus. The NIH is organized into twenty-seven institutes and centers, many of which focus on diseases or body systems. Some well-known examples are the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Other institutes and centers focus on specific patient groups, such as children and the elderly, for example through the National Institute on Aging. Still other departments focus on specific research issues. 19