NBCI is ushering in a new era concerning African American participation in clinical trials and we are turning the corner on The Tuskegee Experiment and all other medical abuses with all lessons learned for the future

Introduction

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of 150,000 African American and Latino Churches with 27.7 million members, seeks to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. The mission of the NBCI is to provide critical wellness information to its members and the broader public using faith-based, out-of-the-box, cutting-edge solutions to address economic and social issues. Our solutions are backed by statistical analysis, science-based strategies and techniques, and methods that have been proven to be effective and efficient.

To that end, NBCI is launching an innovative, science-based clinical strategic plan to promote clinical trials among traditionally underrepresented groups of African Americans and Latino. The NBCI National Clinical Trials Strategy Plan (NCTSP) is a comprehensive program poised to enhance understanding, education, and participation of African Americans and Latinos and usher in a new era concerning the disproportionate representation of African Americans and Latinos in clinical trials.

Particularly given documented medical abuses of African Americans involved in the historic Tuskegee Experiment and Henrietta Lacks and others, the NCTSP engages access to 27.7 million African Americans and Latinos with integrity, confidentiality, and health standards-based protocols. Increasing the involvement of African Americans and Latinos within clinical trials serves as a conduit for improving the long-term effectiveness of medical prescriptions and treatments to combat leading chronic diseases (i.e. COVID, cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes).