NIH Launches Online Patient Recruitment Tool for Alzheimer’s Trials
To spur greater participation of underrepresented populations in clinical trials on Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, the NIH’s National Institute of Aging (NIA) has created an online recruitment tool.
Dubbed Outreach Pro, the NIA’s new tool can be used by researchers and clinicians to create participant recruitment materials for clinical trials, including websites, videos, handouts and social media posts.
NIA Director Richard Hodes said the tool is designed to help researchers connect with Black and Hispanic communities, providing content libraries of materials specifically designed for these groups that are written in both English and Spanish. By fall, the NIA intends to add materials intended to recruit Asians and Pacific Islanders.
According to the NIA, it currently supports 270 Alzheimer’s and related dementia trials.