Powered by the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities’ Community Engagement Team, Alabama CEAL has leveraged an established and trusted network—spanning across the community and state. Over 20 years, the MHRC has created lasting and sustainable community capacity, empowering people to take charge of their own health.

These relationships, based on mutual trust, have been critical in the development of Alabama CEAL partners, including Acclinate, Connection Health, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama – Institute for Rural Health, Auburn University – Harrison School of Pharmacy, Center for Healthy Communities, University of South Alabama, City of Bessemer, and the City of Prichard.

Social Action Champions

Alabama CEAL has united a network of Black sororities, fraternities, and service organizations to increase awareness about the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage members to get vaccinated.

Why Partner?

In short, people listen to people they trust. In Black communities, there are a number of established organizations with diverse and influential members, that have a history of service.

Black Greek organizations have over 2.5 million members that range from alumni groups to active undergraduate students–broadening the audience Alabama CEAL can reach. And, with national footprints, this model can serve as a template for other states.


COVID-19 Change Fund

Each champion organization may apply for funding to increase awareness and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines. Activities include vaccine events, vaccine awareness outreach in schools, and partnering with organizations to leverage other events that promote vaccine awareness and increase the number of people vaccinated.

These organizations include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, LINKS, 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Birmingham Metro NAACP, Black Belt Community Development Corporation, National Council of Negro Women, and MSFace2Face.