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.
- Understand factors that contribute to health inequities in the nation especially the disproportionate burden of COVID and Long COVID in underserved communities.
- Disseminate and implement effective, community-engaged strategies to address misinformation.
- Enhance education, awareness, access, trust, and inclusion of underserved communities in COVID and Long COVID treatment and prevention strategies to reduce disparities and promote inclusive participation in research.
CEAL Overall Aims
- Goal 1: Disseminate trustworthy and science‐based COVID‐19 information and resources.
- Goal 2: Train Community Leaders on Evolving Issues Related to COVID‐19 and its Sequelae and Educate Others.
- Goal 3: Rapidly Assess, Innovate, and Evaluate Efforts to Prevent and Reduce COVID‐19 Burden.
- 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?
- Children 5-11 can now get vaccinated
- ¡Los niños de 5 a 11 años ahora pueden Vacunarse!
- Covid and Mental Health
- Covid y Salud Mental
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...