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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.

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Illinois food pantry offers health screening program

Good nutrition is the foundation for good health. A 2023 systematic review found that people who do not have regular access to nutritious foods have a 55% higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, kidney dysfunction, hypertension, high cholesterol, and other conditions.