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Request for Information (RFI): Identification of a Set of Determinants for Whole Person Health

Information Requested: NCCIH is currently seeking to compile a list of major determinants of health that encompass the full continuum of biological, behavioral, social, and environmental domains and that define the health/disease continuum from the whole persons perspective. This list could ultimately be used to identify a set of common data elements (CDEs) to be used in either research or patient care. We are limiting this request to no more than 20 determinants to ensure a list sufficiently comprehensive to capture the key elements of whole person health, yet succinct enough to be manageable in terms of any eventual development/deployment of a CDE-based measurement tool. Some potential examples could include age, genetic predisposition, sleep, social connectedness, and environmental exposures, to name a few. Where possible, the proposed determinants should be listed as Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) terms to ensure consistency and interoperability.

How to Submit a Response: To respond to this RFI, please respond online using this webform. To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted by June 17, 2022. Responses are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously.

This RFI is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation on the part of the Federal Government, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or individual NIH Institutes or Centers. NIH does not intend to make any type of award based on responses to this RFI or to pay for either the preparation of information submitted or the Government's use of such information.

Enter your first determinant in the box below. Click the “Add Determinant” button for each additional determinant, up to 20. The order is not ranked.


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