NBCI is ushering in a new era of broadened engagement of African American and Latino communities in clinical trials. Particularly given the unethical and illegal behaviors involved with the Tuskegee Experiment and the intentional absence or lack of critical information for the involved subjects by governmental officials, the NBCI comprehensive approach utilizes important lessons learned from this historic medical abuse and ALL others experienced within African American and Latino communities for generating robust communication, demonstration, and education strategies toward substantially improving clinical trial participation.

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 Strategic 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).

NBCI National Clinical Trials Strategic Plan (NCTSP)

BLACK CHURCH CLINICAL CZAR POSITION DESCRIPTION.pdf

The Office of the Black Church Clinical Czar for the National Black Church Initiative offers an important platform for empowering African American and Latino medical scientific clinicians to speak on matters of science and health affecting the Black Church and our 109 million constituents.
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NATIONAL CLINICAL TRIALS STRATEGIC PLAN (NCTSP).pdf

Many illnesses such as sickle cell anemia, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and certain kinds of cancer, such as prostate cancer, affect African Americans more than other people. Yet, little is known about how they respond to treatment, so African American volunteers are needed to help scientists learn how different treatments affect them. When African Americans take part in clinical trials, they help improve the health of all people and provide greater understanding of health disparities.
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The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) National Clinical Strategic Plan.pdf

NBCI is ushering in a new era of broadened engagement of Black and Latino communities in clinical trials. Particularly given the unethical and illegal behaviors involved with the Tuskegee Experiment and the intentional absence or lack of critical information for the involved subjects by governmental officials, the NBCI comprehensive approach utilizes important lessons learned from this historic medical abuse and ALL others experienced within Black and Latino communities for generating robust communication, demonstration, and education strategies toward substantially improving clinical trial participation.
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National Black Church Initiative National Clinical Trial Strategic Plan (NCTSP).pdf

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is ushering in a new era of broadened engagement of Black and Latino communities in clinical trials. Particularly given the unethical and illegal behaviors involved with the Tuskegee Experiment and the intentional absence or lack of critical information for the involved subjects by governmental officials, the NBCI comprehensive approach utilizes important lessons learned from this historic medical abuse and ALL others experienced within Black and Latino communities for generating robust communication, demonstration, and education strategies toward substantially improving clinical trial participation.
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