The goal of the NBCI Interactive Clinical Trials Portal is to improve the health outcomes of the African American and Latino communities by ensuring their awareness of critical features, benefits, and challenges of the clinical trials. This website offers scientific facts and data-driven information that may positively influence the viewpoints and feelings African Americans and Latinos may have regarding their participation in clinical trials. This website also attempts to demystify any misconceptions about clinical trials that African Americans and/or Latinos might have.
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of 150,000 African-American and Latino churches with a population of 27.7 million, focuses on eradicating racial disparities in healthcare, clinical trials, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI advocates for drug therapies to improve the overall health and well-being of African Americans and Latinos.
There are nine (9) pillars of NBCI Clinical Research Approaches to be used:
US regulatory agency is making a ‘big change’ to increase the number of participants from traditionally under-represented groups in drug testing. This will include African Americans, Latinos, and other minoritized communities to be involved in clinical trials. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon require researchers and companies seeking approval for late-stage clinical trials to submit a plan for ensuring diversity among trial participants.
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