Washington University Receives $1.9m to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations in St. Louis’ Black Population

Washington University Receives $1.9m to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations in St. Louis' Black Population

Washington University in St. Louis received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities; funds were supported by the American Rescue Plan to boost COVID-19 vaccinations among Blacks in St. Louis City and County. The funds were directed to Matthew Kreuter, a Kahn Family Professor of Public Health at the Brown School, and are part of a one year grant that importantly includes a number of community partners, such as the St. Louis City Department of Health, St. Louis County Department of Health, St. Louis COVID-19 Regional Response Team, United Way, and Home State Health/Centene (a Medicaid Managed Care operation) as well as 211 (community services) and Washington University’s Brown School, School of Medicine and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Another $500,000 was awarded to Kreuter and other partners from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of the university’s Prevention Research Center.

Shared recently in Washington University’s The Source Newsroom, Neil Schoenherr provides updates by interviewing Professor Kreuter, who declared, “COVID-19 has impacted Blacks in...

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