Community Health Resources

Tribal Nations and the COVID-19 Pandemic

"The experience that Native people have of this current pandemic really has to be understood in the context of past experiences of a similar nature.”
-Dr. Spero M. Manson, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Psychiatry, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

In this video, Dr. Manson explains the need and purpose of the RADx-UP American Indian Working Group, which drives bidirectional communication between tribal communities and the NIH and the Coordination and Data Collection Center (CDCC) toward COVID-19 response that’s culturally responsive and accommodates the needs of tribal communities. Quotes from the spotlight: Tribal Nations and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Spero M. Manson

COVID-19 Vaccine Family Interview

In a virtual family interview, NIMHD Deputy Director Dr. Monica Webb Hooper shares a family conversation with her parents-in-law who volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine trial. Their personal perspectives shed light on why some African Americans see hope in the vaccine and take pride in being a part of the way forward.

Full Interview

Video Segments

View of COVID-19 from NIMHD Deputy Director Dr. Monica Webb Hooper

(4 minutes, 33 seconds)

Decision to Participate

(2 minutes, 41 seconds)

CEAL: Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities

CEAL provides trustworthy information through active community engagement and outreach to the people hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of building long-lasting partnerships as well as improving diversity and inclusion in our research response to COVID-19. Access shareable resources on different COVID-19 topics, including COVID-19 basics, vaccines, clinical trials and diversity and inclusion in clinical research.

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Community-focused COVID-19 Information Available in Multiple Languages

  • FDA OMHHE’s Minority Health video playlist
    This playlist by FDA's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) includes videos in a variety of languages on COVID-19 vaccines, health equity and COVID-19, clinical trials and more. Racial and ethnic minority communities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and it is important to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccines are one of the safest tools to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19, and they can help protect you and your loved ones from the virus.
  • COVID-19 communication toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    CDC created this communication toolkit to help public health professionals, health departments, community organizations, and healthcare systems and providers reach populations who may need COVID-19 prevention messaging in their native languages.
  • Multilingual COVID-19 Resources from the Food and Drug Administration
    FDA provides information on food safety, fraudulent products, coronavirus testing and treatments and other educational resources. As noted on the website, FDA has attempted to obtain translations that are as faithful as possible to the English version, recognizing that the translated versions may not be as precise, clear, or complete as the English version. The official version of these translations is the English version.

Page updated December 15, 2021