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African Americans Enlist Community Health Ambassadors to Fight the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 10, 2021  |  CEAL Engagement Spotlight

The African American community has been hit hard by COVID-19. Now, a growing number of “community health ambassadors” are lending their time and talent to spread the word about the deadly disease and how to fight it.

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NIH to Invest $29 Million to Address COVID-19 Disparities

April 29, 2021  |  News Release

To bolster research to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the National Institutes of Health is funding $29 million in additional grants for the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities.

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CEAL Debuts Scientific Pathway to Showcase Diversity

April 5, 2021  |  Announcement

Safety always guides the scientific pathway toward vaccines and treatments. And at each step on the pathway are people like us – a diverse group of people. Learn what people on the pathway have to say about COVID-19 vaccines in their own words.

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CEAL in the News

Reaching people with vaccine hesitancy or limited access: ‘It’s really thinking creatively,’ says UIC team leader on $1.4 million grant
6/2/21  |  Chicago Tribune (paywall)

Dr. Amelie Ramirez: Answering the Big Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines
5/25/21  |  Salud America!

UIC leads new collaborative to reduce COVID-19 disparities
5/24/21  |  UIC today

The COVID-19 vaccine in the Hispanic community
5/12/21  |  Telemundo Kansas City

NIH to invest $29 million to address COVID-19 disparities
4/29/21  |  NHLBI Press Release

CEAL Debuts Scientific Pathway to Showcase Diversity
4/5/21  |  Announcement

U-M Receives $1.4M in NIH Funding to expand COVID-19 outreach
3/31/21  |  University of Michigan

Con tres vacunas disponibles, ¿se acortará la espera?
3/7/21  |  Univision 

Rethink how we plan research to shrink COVID health disparities
2/2/21  |  nature

A Talk about vaccines with Dr. Gary Gibbons Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at National Institutes of Health
2/2/21  |  Heart & Soul

COVID, pre-existing conditions, vaccines and what keeps Dr. Gary Gibbons of NIH up at night
1/26/21  I  Black News Channel

Dr. Webb Hooper joins The Good Mental show to talk about vaccine hesitancy among African Americans
1/22/21  |  Good Mental Health Radio

COVID-19: Black, Latinos Hesitate to Take the Vaccine. Is the vaccine safe? Myths and Facts
1/8/21  |  New Americans Media

'Trusted Messengers, Trusted Messages': How To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy
12/24/20  |  NPR

Many Black Americans don't trust a COVID-19 vaccine. It's important to understand why‌.
12/8/20  |  Today

Medical experts hoping to build coronavirus vaccine trust among Florida minorities
12/8/20  |  WPTV, Florida

Tulane receives $1 million NIH grant to engage communities hardest hit by COVID-19
12/7/20  |  Tulane News, Louisiana

Amid history of mistreatment, doctors struggle to sell Black Americans on coronavirus vaccine
12/7/20  |  Washington Post (paywall)

Tallahassee COVID-19 vaccine trial participant shares her journey
11/25/20  |  WTXL Tallahassee, Florida

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine team will lead a statewide collaborative outreach program to engage ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
11/25/20  |  UHealth: University of Miami Health System, Florida

Receives Grant: Northsider to Oversee Grant Focused on Outreach in Communities Heavily Affected By COVID
11/19/20  |  The Northside Sun, Mississippi

Knocking down the COVID-19 disparities through university community partnerships
11/19/20  |  The Daily Wildcat, Arizona

The Power of Trust and Truth
11/17/20  |  CEAL Op Ed

Florida universities, health centers collaborate on COVID-19 outreach to minority communities
11/16/20  |  UF Health, Florida

NIH funds community engagement research efforts
9/16/20  |  NHLBI press release 

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