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RFA-CA-14-008--Using Social Media to Understand and Address Substance Use and Addiction

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 10:58am -- dnr7915OLD
Sponsor: 
National Cancer Institute/NIH/DHHS
Summary: 

NIH and its participating Institutes and Centers invite applications for research  projects investigating the role of social media in risk behaviors associated with the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (hereafter referred to as "ATOD") and projects using social media to ameliorate such behaviors. Each research project proposed in response to this FOA must be focused on one of the two distinct areas:  1) observational research using social media interactions as surveillance tools to aid in the understanding of the epidemiology, risk factors, attitudes, and behaviors associated with ATOD use and addiction, or 2) intervention research measuring the reach, engagement, and behavioral and health impact of social media-based interventions for the screening, prevention, and treatment, of ATOD use and addiction. Original research preliminary data are not required but all projects are expected to be supported by a strong rationale that is based on integrating to the extent possible the available relevant information from various sources.

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