NRC Spotlight Profile: Dr. Joneigh Khaldun

Dr. Joneigh Khaldun is now a member of President Biden’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. This Taskforce is dedicated to addressing and rectifying the racial and ethnic health disparities made apparent by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr. Khaldun is the chief medical executive and deputy director of the state health department of Michigan. In 2012, Dr. […]

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NRC Spotlight Profile: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett is one of the National Institutes of Health’s leading scientists behind the development of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Corbett became a research fellow for the NIH Vaccine Research Center in 2014 and has been working closely with Doctor Fauci since the start of the Pandemic. In March 2020 a group of […]

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Diary of a Healthcare Worker: Unpacking My Coworkers’ Vaccine Concerns

The following article was written by our NRC intern, AIaina Kautz. A few weeks ago, I was shocked to learn that the majority of my coworkers at a COVID-19 Testing facility were hesitant to get the vaccine, and some refused it altogether. It has been extremely interesting to see the number of healthcare workers across […]

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NRC Spotlight Profile: Dr. Ala Stanford

Dr. Ala Stanford is the founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium, an education and advocacy based initiative to reduce the disproportionately high numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths in African American communities. In the early days of the pandemic, Dr. Stanford and a few colleagues were testing people for COVID-19 on the streets of […]

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NRC Spotlight Profile: CARE & The REACH Steering Committee

The Community Alliance for Research & Engagement (CARE) based in New Haven, Connecticut has worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in order to create the REACH Steering Committee. The main goal of CARE is to improve health among people most impacted by disparities, including black and brown communities, and low-income populations through […]

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NRC Spotlight Profile: Greater Flint Michigan Coronavirus Taskforce on Racial Inequities

In response to the COVID-19, Governor Gretchen Whitmer created the Greater Flint Michigan Coronavirus Taskforce on Racial Inequities composed of 23 state officials, healthcare workers, and community organizers. The mission of the Taskforce is to increase awareness, analysis, and action against the root causes of racial disparities during the pandemic. This group has been working […]

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NRC Spotlight Profile – Dr. Leandris Liburd, director of CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

The National REACH Coalition would like to introduce the Center for Disease Control’s Associate Director for the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Dr. Leandris Liburd. In this role, Dr Liburd has played a critical role in advocating for health equity among women and minority groups, “Dr. Liburd has been instrumental in building capacity […]

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Blog: Diary of a Frontline Worker – Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The following article was written by our NRC intern, AIaina Kautz. Upon hearing that my coworkers and I were eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, I figured that the break room at our COVID-19 testing site would erupt in celebration. Finally being able to receive this highly anticipated vaccine was a cause for both joy […]

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Resolution on Police Violence and Structural Racism

A letter has been sent to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (endorsed by 143 families of victims of police violence and 368 civil society organizations), calling for the High Commissioner to ensure effective implementation of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights resolution on police violence and structural racism. […]

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State of Obesity: U.S. Adult Obesity Rates Highest Ever Recorded

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released the 17th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report on obesity rates for every state and the District of Columbia by racial and ethnic groups, age and gender. The most recent national data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the […]

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