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Welcome to the

NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL)

Partnering with Communities to Improve Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community Engagement Alliance — also known as CEAL —works to promote health equity, improve health outcomes, and strengthen partnerships through community-engaged research. 

CEAL aims to address racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic health disparities by partnering with communities to:

  • Build trust in science and research.
  • Ensure inclusion across the research continuum.
  • Advance community-driven solutions addressing health inequities.
  • Strengthen community-engaged research.

Our strength is in our communities.

Featured News

NIH Community Engagement Alliance Featured in Special Issue of American Journal of Public Health

The American Journal of Public Health has released a special supplement, Leveraging the Power of Communities During Public Health Emergencies, featuring 25 editorials and papers that discuss community-engaged research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured News

NIH CEAL recognized with CLAS Champion Award

The NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) was recently honored with the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Champion Award in the category of Outstanding Sustainability as a recognition of CEAL’s efforts in promoting equitable research and community engagement practices.