NowIncluded is a proud partner of:

Alabama CEAL: Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities

“Building on existing partnerships within UAB, the goal of Alabama CEAL is to establish a research and community engagement infrastructure to identify contributing factors to the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities and establish effective, community-engaged strategies to enhance education, address misinformation, improve access and increase inclusion of underserved populations in COVID-19 research,”

Mona Fouad, M.D., director of the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center

Why we chose to Partner with Alabama CEAL

In the United States, COVID-19 has taken a greater toll on communities of color.

CEAL focuses on addressing misinformation around COVID-19, engaging trusted partners and messengers in the delivery of accurate information and educating communities on the importance of inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19, and most importantly, health disparities. This is especially important for people unduly burdened by COVID-19 such as African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, and American Indians/Alaska Natives, who account for over half of all reported cases in the United States.

We believe that by assisting organizations such as CEAL, we can help reduce the impact of COVID in our local minority communities.

What you can do to help

Your role in CEAL is critical. By sharing resources with your communities and networks you can help address vital information needs.

CEAL provides trusted community leaders with resources to help raise awareness and educate about COVID-19, while also promoting the importance of inclusion in clinical trials. This role is about sharing clear, accurate information about COVID-19, as well as about clinical research and health disparities in general. 

Downloadable Resources

File NameSizeDownload
Community Health Workers: An Overview for Researchers235.30 KBDownload
What you can do once you have been fully vaccinated.102.22 KBDownload
What Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines280.03 KBDownload
COVID-19 Trial Recruitment and Retention Toolkit17.14 MBDownload
What to do if you are sick with COVID, Infographic1.59 MBDownload
Tips and Tools for Stakeholder Engagement during the Pandemic1.04 MBDownload
Equitable Vaccine Implementation: Reaching People Where They Are162.07 KBDownload
Safety and Risk of the COVID-19 Vaccines207.08 KBDownload
COVID-19 MRNA Vaccines Factsheet- Spanish206.69 KBDownload
COVID-19 MRNA Vaccines Factsheet- English184.58 KBDownload
COVID-19 Vaccines Factsheet- Spanish137.78 KBDownload
COVID-19 Vaccines Factsheet- English254.83 KBDownload