The Fiscal Years 2023–2027 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) (the Plan) articulates NIH’s commitment to embracing, strengthening, and integrating DEIA across all NIH activities to achieve the agency’s mission. It represents one facet of NIH’s stewardship of federal dollars and contributes to maintaining transparency and accountability to its community.
As NIH works to turn discovery into health, the agency recognizes that principles of DEIA are intrinsic to the achievement of better health for all. This Plan prioritizes NIH’s role as a people-centered organization by uplifting its community and articulating NIH’s vision for enhancing DEIA in its operations, workforce, and research. The Plan demonstrates NIH’s commitment to integrating the principles of DEIA into all of its processes, policies, and programs. It also includes approaches to advance DEIA within NIH and the broader biomedical and behavioral research enterprise, including within its workforce and through the research it supports.
NIH created a two-page overview that summarizes the content of the Plan.