Research & Outreach
Michigan CEAL is proud to support community-based participatory research in Wayne, Washtenaw, Genesee, and Kent Counties to understand and reduce COVID-19 health disparities among minority communities in Michigan.
TAKE THE MIC
Take the Mic is a research project and contest celebrating everyday heroes saving lives one precautionary measure at a time. The contest invited community members to create their own COVID-19 prevention messages.
Community voting to choose the winners is now open. Go to takethemic.org to view the finalists and vote.
DETROIT METRO AREA COMMUNITIES STUDY
The Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS) regularly surveys a broad, representative group of Detroit residents, making it a reliable source for timely and relevant public opinion data in a changing Detroit. Michigan CEAL partnered with DMACS to collect information on Detroiters' attitudes toward and behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
INTERVIEWS & FOCUS GROUPS
Michigan CEAL is conducting in-depth individual interviews and focus groups to better understand African American/Black and Hispanic/Latinx community perspectives on COVID-19, its mitigation strategies, vaccines, clinical trials, information sources, and the impact of the pandemic.
Michigan Primary Care Association Partnership
The Michigan Primary Care Association worked with the Center for Health Communications Research to develop materials to help healthcare workers talk to their patients about the COVID-19 vaccine. Communication guides, videos, and other resources were created for healthcare workers to use.