New 2010-2011 NIDCD Resources Directory Available Now
The most recent version of the NIDCD Resources Directory is a vital reference for health professionals, patients, and their families. It includes details about nearly 150 national organizations that provide information, services, or advocacy on the communication disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.
The directory is free of charge. You can order a copy by calling the NIDCD Information Clearinghouse at (800) 241-1044 or TTY at (800) 241-1055, or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIDCD's Updated Strategic Research Plan on Health Disparities Now Available Online
NIDCD's strategic research plan and budget addressing health disparities for Fiscal Years 2009-2013 is now posted online. The plan is developed at the request of the NIH Director and is updated every three years. Within the plan, NIDCD details steps it is taking to determine how communication disorders may impact health disparities; facilitate participation of special populations in research and research training and ensure that all populations are served in human communication research; and address research opportunities to understand the basis for health disparities within the purview of NIDCD.
Read the health disparities plan on the NIDCD Web site.