The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has released a Request for Information on its Strategic Visioning process that intends to “shape the scientific priorities of the Institute and guide [its] funding strategies over the next decade.”

For this collective planning effort, NHLBI is taking a creative approach—using crowdsourcing to invite individuals and organizations to help identify the most compelling questions and critical challenges that NHLBI must tackle in order to take full advantage of emerging scientific opportunities and new approaches for promoting health and reducing and preventing disease. Through NHLBI’s crowdsourcing platform Strategic Visioning Forum, participants may:

  • Browse existing Questions/Challenges;
  • Submit your own ideas for Questions/Challenges;
  • React to ideas by voting on Questions/Challenges; and
  • Comment on and discuss Questions/Challenges with others in the community.

As one of the main funders of health services research, NHLBI is an important partner for our community. If you or your organization operates in this space, we encourage you to submit a question or challenge before May 15.

You may also submit questions and challenges through an email form or through regular mail. More information on how to participate can be found on the NHLBI website.

If you do submit, we’d love to hear what you believe to be the preeminent questions and challenges facing the field. Let us know in the comments section below!

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