NIH Leaders Drs. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable and Gary H. Gibbons receive prestigious Service to America Medal

December 20, 2021

Earlier this year, the Partnership for Public Service selected 29 exceptional federal employees as finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (the Sammies). In October, Drs. Pérez-Stable and Gibbons were announced as winners of the COVID-19 Response medal for spearheading two major federal programs: CEAL and RADx-UP.

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The Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities

August 6, 2021

As we work to respond to COVID-19, one of our goals is reducing the burden of disease on the hardest-hit communities. Watch our video to learn about NIH CEAL’s ongoing mission to help community organizations address misinformation, build trust, and reduce the impact of COVID-19.

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CEAL Engagement Spotlights

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CEAL in the News

Detroiters once hesitant to get vaccinated did follow through on COVID shots, survey says
April 7, 2022 | MLive

Xtalks Voices: NIH Experts Share Insights on Increasing Clinical Trial Diversity
April 1, 2022 | Xtalks

Louisiana CEAL: Music legend Irma Thomas talks clinical trials
February 17, 2022 | MM&M

Jackson Heart Study helps to build trust in the African American community in the battle against COVID-19, the Delta Variant, and Omicron
February 14, 2022 | JA

El Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable explica los síntomas de omicron
February 2, 2021 | Univision

Toda persona en el mundo debería recibir la vacuna
February 1, 2021 | Telemundo

IRP’s Gary Gibbons and Eliseo Pérez-Stable Receive Government Award for COVID-19 Response
November 8, 2021 | NIH Intramural Research Program

Regreso a clases presenciales: Pediatra de UCLA responde preguntas claves sobre COVID-19
September 6, 2021 | Univision 
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Buscan vacuna eficaz para niños
August 28, 2021 | Telemundo52

Community Input Helps Tennessee Address COVID-19 Disparities
August 13, 2021 | National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Philly teens campaign to get kids under 17 years old vaccinated
August 10, 2021 | CBS This Morning

Arizona Universities Study Vaccine Hesitancy Among Latinx Communities
July 21, 2021 | KNAU Arizona Public Radio

Report highlights COVID-19 experiences of community health workers
July 20, 2021 | Arizona CEAL

The Georgia CEAL Team: Putting Communities at the Center of Public Health to Address COVID-19 Disparities
July 16, 2021 | National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Salud Talks Podcast, Episode 36: “Understanding COVID-19, Part 2; Distribution of a Safe Vaccine”
July 14, 2021 | Salud America!

Salud Talks Episode 35: “Understanding COVID-19, Part 1; Safety and the Vaccine”
June 28, 2021 | Salud America!

Newsom cabinet officials walk with canvassers to promote vaccination
June 11, 2021 | Spectrum News 1

Reaching people with vaccine hesitancy or limited access: ‘It’s really thinking creatively,’ says UIC team leader on $1.4 million grant
June 2, 2021 | Chicago Tribune (paywall)

Dr. Amelie Ramirez: Answering the Big Questions on COVID-19 Vaccines
May 25, 2021 | Salud America!

UIC leads new collaborative to reduce COVID-19 disparities
May 24, 2021 | UIC today

Racism & social inequities drive vaccine inequities, statewide report finds
May 18, 2021 |

The COVID-19 vaccine in the Hispanic community
May 12, 2021 | Telemundo Kansas City

NIH to invest $29 million to address COVID-19 disparities
April 29, 2021 | NHLBI Press Release

CEAL Debuts Scientific Pathway to Showcase Diversity
April 5, 2021 | Announcement

U-M Receives $1.4M in NIH Funding to expand COVID-19 outreach
March 31, 2021 | University of Michigan

Con tres vacunas disponibles, ¿se acortará la espera?
March 7, 2021 | Univision 

Rethink how we plan research to shrink COVID health disparities
February 2, 2021 | Nature

A Talk about vaccines with Dr. Gary Gibbons Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at National Institutes of Health
February 2, 2021 | Heart & Soul

COVID, pre-existing conditions, vaccines and what keeps Dr. Gary Gibbons of NIH up at night
January 26, 2021 | Black News Channel

Dr. Webb Hooper joins The Good Mental show to talk about vaccine hesitancy among African Americans
January 22, 2021 | Good Mental Health Radio

COVID-19: Black, Latinos Hesitate to Take the Vaccine. Is the vaccine safe? Myths and Facts
January 8, 2021 | New Americans Media

'Trusted Messengers, Trusted Messages': How To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy
December 24, 2020 | NPR

Many Black Americans don't trust a COVID-19 vaccine. It's important to understand why‌.
December 8, 2020 | Today

Medical experts hoping to build coronavirus vaccine trust among Florida minorities
December 8, 2020 | WPTV, Florida

Tulane receives $1 million NIH grant to engage communities hardest hit by COVID-19
December 7, 2020 | Tulane News, Louisiana

Amid history of mistreatment, doctors struggle to sell Black Americans on coronavirus vaccine
December 7, 2020 | Washington Post (paywall)

Tallahassee COVID-19 vaccine trial participant shares her journey
November 25, 2020 | 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
November 25, 2020 | UHealth: University of Miami Health System, Florida

Receives Grant: Northsider to Oversee Grant Focused on Outreach in Communities Heavily Affected By COVID
November 19, 2020 | The Northside Sun, Mississippi

Knocking down the COVID-19 disparities through university community partnerships
November 19, 2020 | The Daily Wildcat, Arizona

The Power of Trust and Truth
November 17, 2020 | CEAL Op Ed

Florida universities, health centers collaborate on COVID-19 outreach to minority communities
November 16, 2020 | UF Health, Florida

NIH funds community engagement research efforts
September 16, 2020 | NHLBI press release 

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