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 Campaign aimed to enhance any state-wide COVID-19 vaccination plans that are submitted to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
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.
NBCI is pleased to be part of The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC). IBEC has created programs that educate how to successfully mitigate transmission while educating the masses on safe protocols that really make a difference in stifling the unnecessary increase of COVID-19 cases and other contagious pathogens. NBCI is proud to collaborate with IBEC as we guide our churches safely back to meeting in-person.
The National Black Church Initiative Data and Information Committee Independent, Non-Scientific Community-Based Statement on the Efficacy and Safety of the COVID-19 Vaccines for Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson .pdf[278kb]The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of 150,000 Black and Latino churches, has assembled a group of nine Black and Latino physicians to assess the safety and efficacy of the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
They concluded, and we agree, that the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are both efficacious and safe, and that it is crucial that members of African American and Latino communities get vaccinated as soon as possible to keep them from being hospitalized with COVID-19 and dying in record numbers as they have over the past year.