NIMHD Community Health and Population Sciences Feature Articles

Read about several NIMHD-supported community-based programs to promote health and prevent disease in diverse minority and populations experiencing health disparities.

In Harlem, the Apollo Theater marquee says Learn more about covid-19 vaccines, visit

Telling Vaccine Stories: NYC CEAL

The #Vax4Community campaign works with local storytellers to produce videos about COVID-19 vaccines that captivate because they capture what people really experience.

NIMHD Director Dr. Pérez-Stable, NIH Acting Director Dr. Tabak, HHS Secretary Becerra, Congressional leaders with President Biden signing the John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act of 2021

President Biden Signs NIMHD Revitalization Act

The John Lewis NIMHD Research Endowment Revitalization Act of 2021 expands eligibility for the NIMHD REP, which provides funds to academic institutions’ endowments to help build research infrastructure and recruit, train, and maintain a diverse student body and faculty.

A woman picks up a COVID home test kit at an outdoor event at Philippi Missionary Baptist Church in Simpson, a community partner in Pitt County (NC)

Communities Say “Yes!” to COVID Tests

The Say Yes! COVID Test initiative provided communities in five states with free at-home testing kits to combat the silent spread of COVID-19 and explore the role of frequent home tests in reducing infections. Photo courtesy of Eveangel H. Savage, Ph.D.

NIH on Minority Health and Health Disparities

NIMHD Workshop Explores the Impact of Work on Health Disparities

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) hosted a two-day online workshop, “The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the United States,” to understand and address the role of work as a social determinant that contributes to health disparities.

Jonathan I. Levy, Sc.D.(l), and Francine Laden, Sc.D. (r)

When It Comes to Your Health, Location Matters

A study in Massachusetts has found that concentrations of two air pollutants, nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter, decreased significantly between 2003 and 2010, but African Americans and Hispanics living in the city continued to be exposed to a greater share of the pollutants than other racial and ethnic groups were.

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