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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

Lifting Up Young Voices Through Art

Early on in their COVID-19 work, the Arizona CEAL team noticed that youth voices often got left out of the pandemic response efforts.