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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. From the NIH's website, "NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability."

The NIH funded the Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative. The BUILD sites are encouraged to increase their focus on sustaining interventions developed during the funding period, and to disseminate their findings to a broader audience. This will contribute to the impact of the Diversity Program Consortium because institutions throughout the United States will be able to benefit from the consortium’s research findings. - Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative