Disadvantaged Background

Why Does It Matter?

"On Diversity: Access Ain’t Inclusion" , by Anthony Jack, 12 min 

Disadvantaged background often describes socioeconomic or environmental conditions that impact access to education or training environments. Disadvantaged background definitions have evolved over time. NIH issued definitions in 2018 and changed them in 2019 (NOT-OD-20-031).  NIH measures relate to socioeconomics and class.

Disadvantaged Background

The document displayed here provides the details of the questions developed based on National Institutes of Health (NIH) categories used to define disadvantaged background, including their rationale and specific NIH language defining underrepresented populations