The NIH seeks to address research gaps by developing and expanding approaches to scientific research on stillbirth. Of particular interest is information on how to improve the evidence base for prevention, including data on the causes of stillbirth; the impact of a wide range of biomedical, social, and environmental risk factors; improving clinical practice related to stillbirth prevention; supporting families who experience stillbirth; and addressing the needs for better public health data. The NIH seeks input from advocates, parents, researchers, professional societies and the public on potential strategies to achieve these goals. We invite comments on any or all of the following areas:
1. Current barriers to collecting data on stillbirths throughout the United States;
2. Communities at higher risk of stillbirth;
3. The psychological impact and treatment for mothers following stillbirth; and
4. Known risk factors for stillbirth.
Responses will be accepted through January 6, 2023. Responses must be submitted electronically to the following email address: NICHDStillbirth@mail.nih.gov. This RFI is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the government. The government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the government’s use of that information.