National Black Church Initiative Sustainable Action Plan to Maintain the Health of the African American and Latinx Communities
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  • Dedication
    Dr. Susan MooreWe dedicate this report first to Dr. Susan Moore, an African American physician who died December 20, 2020, of COVID-19, after being discharged from Indiana University North Hospital in Carmel, Indiana when she complained to a White doctor that she was not receiving proper care. She was admitted to another local hospital 12 hours later, but died a few days afterwards.

    Doctor Susan Moore, An African American Physician, Chronicles the Racist Medical Care that Led to Her Death
    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent - January 3, 2021
  • Acknowledgements
    NBCI is deeply indebted to a number of individuals and organizations that have supported the process of putting this plan together.
  • Image of the NBCI Covid-19 Plan booklet Executive Summary - National Black Church Initiative Sustainable Action Plan to Maintain the Health of the African American and Latinx Communities
    The National Black Church Initiative is extremely excited to share with you an Executive Summary of our plan to encourage a hundred million of our brothers and sisters in the Black and Latino communities to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The plan is called NBCI Building a Sustainable Action Plan for the Prevention, Detection, and Treatment of COVID-19 and Eliminating Health Disparities for the African American and Latino Communities, and it calls for cooperation and collaboration between all Black and Latino civil rights and human rights organizations.
  • Introduction
    The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of 150,000 African American churches, is taking the boldest step of its existence by crafting a strategic health plan for 42 million African Americans during the second worst pandemic of the last century.
  • National Black Church Initiative Current COVID-19 Strategies and Activities
    The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI)is currently implementing critical portions of our Comprehensive Engagement Plan as we prepare the African American community to receive the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. Features of this Plan include education, outreach, the National Flu Campaign (NFC), a Mask Campaign, and a Media Campaignaimed to enhance any state-wide COVID-19 vaccination plans that are submitted to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Morbidity and Mortality Data on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the African American and Latino Communities
    It has become increasingly clear that black Americans are dying at alarmingly high rates of Covid-19. But absent national statistics, the picture remains incomplete. Piecemeal data trickling out of cities and states have shown disproportionate death rates among African Americans, with ananalysisof available state-provided figures by APM Research Lab putting the black death rate at 2.6 times higher than that of whites.
  • Vaccine Resistance in the African American Community
  • There are many reasons people don’t want to get vaccinated for COVID-19: their religion forbids it, they don’t trust the government, they think the vaccines haven’t been tested enough and aren’t safe, or aren’t safe for them because they are female, male, old, young, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, immunocompromised. The list is long.
  • The Emotional Stress in the African America Community from the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is working with members of the Association of Black Psychologists plus city, county, state, and federal mental health professionals to tackle the complex issues that surround stress management in the African American and Latino communities during the COVID-19 pandem
  • NBCI Slides Detailed Engagement Plan on the COVID-19 Vaccines
  • NBCI’sdetailed Engagement Planon how we will mobilize our 150,000 churchesto ensurethat the nation’s 42 millionAfrican Americans are vaccinated against COVID-19. It uses every major institution in the African American community including, but not limited to,churches, businesses, business groups, the Black media, Black newspapers, sororities and fraternities, and civic and neighborhood associations.
  • Justification: National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) Needs $100 million to Implement its Detailed COVID-19 Plan
  • The National Black Church Initiative is seeking a $100 million emergencyauthorization contract with the HHS to implement an initiative to get all Blacks and Latinos vaccinated for COVID-19 as quickly as possible.
  • Power Point Presentation of NBCI Community-Based Plan
  • The focus is to mobilize our 150,000 churches and 27.7 million congregants to ensure that the 42million African Americans in this countryare vaccinated against COVID-19
  • The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) Media Strategy Outline for the Promotion of COVID-19 Vaccines for 2020-2025
  • The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI)is proposing a comprehensive media campaign to deal with the issues of vaccine resistance in the African American and Latino communities. This campaign aims to eradicate disinformation and misinformationregarding the COVID-19 vaccines disseminating through social media.
  • Data Collection-National Black Church Initiative Sustainable Action Plan to Maintain the Health of the African American Community 2020-2025: COVID-19: Eradicating Underlying Disparities in Healthcare
  • It is critical that initiatives such as this have a strong data collection infrastructure that will help scientists answer the perplexing issues raised by the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the African American community. This initiative will focus on gathering data that will be useful to researchers in all scientific disciplines.
  • NBCI Health Disparities Five-Year Plan
  • The HED, the NBCI Clinical Trials Education Awareness and Participation Program (CTEAPP), the NBCI COVID-19 Data and Information Committee, and the NBCI Clinical Strategy Task Force will be the four columns that hold up our plan over the next five years.

    The goal of the COVID-19 Sustainable Action Plan is not only to provide recommendations on resource allocation and distribution, but to deliver health messaging, clinical testing and assessments, and treatment guidelines from trusted sources to African American and Latino populations.
  • Evaluation
  • An adequate evaluation of a project this size dealing with an ever-changing virus has to be clearly approached with the correct evaluation tools.

    In this project, we plan to utilize an interdisciplinary approach in creating the proper evaluation tools to assess the effectiveness of the National Black Church Initiative Health Emergency Declaration (HED) Health Model to assess whether or not this is the right approach and can we be effective?
  • Budget Narrative
  • A detailed budget and media plan will be provided upon request. A general budget narrative is provided now for programmatic direction and clarity.

    Here is the general look at the budget breakdown and allocation. We are providing this outline so that the funders can understand how funds will be allocated.
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