NC CEAL (I-TEAM)
The North Carolina Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Research Team, also known as the Increasing Trustworthiness through Engaged Action and Mobilization (I-TEAM) Project, is one of 21 state teams in the Community Engagement Research Alliance Against COVID-19 in Disproportionately Affected Communities (CEAL). NC CEAL/I-TEAM is brought together in partnership by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, the University of North Carolina Center for Health Equity Research, and the Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.
- Objective 1: To conduct urgent community-engaged research and outreach focused on COVID-19 awareness and education to address the widespread misinformation about COVID-19 and promote an evidence-based response to the disease
- Objective 2: To promote and facilitate inclusion of diverse racial and ethnic populations in COVID-19 clinical trials (prevention, vaccine, therapeutics), reflective of the populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic
- To use innovative qualitative methods to identify factors that contribute to trustworthiness in COVID-19 information
- To draw upon community-engaged approaches to improve the COVID-19 messaging and delivery channels targeting communities in NC
- Understanding the critical drivers of trustworthiness in COVID-19 prevention strategies
- Delivering acceptable and culturally relevant digital learning aids to convey COVID-19 messaging
- Strengthening trusted community dissemination channels
Anissa I. Vines, PhD
Alan Richmond, MSW
Goldie Byrd, PhD
Upcoming Opportunities for Involvement
- Allows us to leverage, and build upon, pre-existing structures and supports
- Positions us to be proactive/preventative instead of reactive by activating our pre-existing coalition infrastructure
- Community stakeholders will propose creative dissemination strategies about COVID-19 to targeted communities
- Funds will support community stakeholders in facilitating engagement events and communicating/disseminating COVID-19 information
- Elicit stakeholder perspectives on trustworthiness about COVID-19 information; can be used to understand perspectives within and across populations
- Crowdsourcing contests will elicit creative, community-based solutions from marginalized community members that address the prompts
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) | HHS.gov – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 website
- North Carolina COVID-19 Metrics | NC COVID-19 (ncdhhs.gov) – North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 website
- Rise Above COVID: ACTIV-2 Study – The Rise Above COVID/ACTIV website (English version)
- Rise Above COVID: ACTIV-2 Study – The Rise Above COVID/ACTIV website (Spanish version)
- Monoclonal Antibodies for High-Risk COVID-19 Positive Patients | combatCOVID.hhs.gov – Combat COVID – the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 treatment/monoclonal antibodies information webpage
The NC CEAL team in collaboration with NIH CEAL, Arizona State University y UC-Merced (https://covidlatino.org/) has produced animation videos with corresponding brochures and Public Service Announcements about Covid-19. These are available in English, Spanish and Zapotec. Para más información y actualizaciones, consulte nuestra página de Facebook en: https://www.facebook.com/VacunateLatinoNC.
Brochures can be printed as 2-page booklets on 8.5×11 paper. To download brochures, please click on the links below:
- Can children get the vaccine?
- ¿Se puede vacunar a los niños?
- Will the vaccine make me sick? Side effects of the vaccine
- ¿Me enfermará la vacuna? Efectos segundarios de la vacuna
- Are they really trying to chip us? What’s in the vaccine
- ¿Están tratando de ponernos un chip? Qué hay en la vacuna
- Does the COVID-19 vaccine cause infertility?
- ¿Causa infertilidad la vacuna COVID-19?
- How contagious is the DELTA variant?
- ¿Qué tan contagiosa es la variante DELTA?
Contact us to get involved in NC CEAL/I-TEAM activities:
CEAL I-TEAM News & Webinars
The goal of this webinar was to learn about COVID-19 treatment options and to discuss the differences between the various COVID-19 vaccines. We heard from Dr. David Wohl, Dr. Patsy Polston, and 2 community members, Ilana Dubester and Gary Phillips, who have...
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=532907164406072 On January 27, 2021, the North Carolina Increasing Trustworthiness through Engaged Action and Mobilization (I-TEAM Project) hosted a webinar titled “Vaccines are Here: Now What? What to expect as...
[I-TEAM] Unwrapping the Truth About COVID-19: Talking Prevention and Treatment with Loved Ones Over the Holidays
On December 15, 2020, the North Carolina Increasing Trustworthiness through Engaged Action and Mobilization (I-TEAM Project) hosted a webinar titled "Unwrapping the Truth About COVID-19: Conversations to Have with Your Family and Friends Over the Holidays". The...
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