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Newsletter No. 31 | March 2024

News and Resources

Activities for Drug Abuse Awareness

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), an annual health observance, connects youth with resources about drugs, alcohol, and related health topics. Awareness can be created at any time though, and there are countless activities that teens, parents, caregivers, and teachers can do that don’t involve leaving the house.

Read the full article to find multiple resources to engage youth and spread the word:

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AUCD Outreach for COVID-19 & Flu Vaccines

New resources from January have been added to the toolkit!

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) created a vaccine outreach social media messaging toolkit with shareable resources including graphics and drafted captions. Please use the toolkit to help spread awareness in your community.

Access the Toolkit
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Research Highlights

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HIV Information & Youth

In March, we recognize National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. From 2017 to 2021, the Indian Health Service reported the rate of new HIV disease in the Native American and American Indian population was 10.9% per 100,00 people—more than twice the rate experienced by White people. In 2022, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS reported that in 2022, 53% of people living with HIV were women and girls. But, in 2024, finding HIV prevention and protection is easier than ever.

Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is highly effective at preventing HIV when taken as prescribed. By using PrEP, a person can reduce their risk of getting HIV from sex and injection drugs. Check out the following resources to learn more about PrEP and help combat stigma:

HIV affects people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, and ethnicities. As part of its mission to reduce health disparities in marginalized communities, NCRN is committed to eliminating structural barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and treatment; reducing discrimination; and stopping stigma.

Use our Educational Resources to find the basics of PrEP, lessons learned from COVID-19 and the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and more. With the Support Finder, you can find health care centers, outpatient care, and other HIV/AIDS care services.

For more information, visit the NCRN website or call 1-877-904-5097. Download the NCRN app on Google Play or the App Store today.

NCRN Updates

National Community Accountability Coalition (NCAC) 

Insight Survey

Over the past three years, the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) has turned to dedicated community partners and over 300 local and national partners to help guide and assist us in our efforts. As a coalition, we have addressed COVID-19-related health disparities by collaborating, sharing resources, and increasing access to COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and care to ensure our communities stay safe and healthy.

National Community Accountability Coalition (NCAC) Insight Survey
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We remain committed to addressing health disparities that are disproportionately impacting our communities. Listen to a special message from Dr. Dominic Mack, Director of the National Center for Primary Care, regarding the future of the network.

We want to hear from you! Share your insights about how the network can continue to support your work and the communities you serve.

Download the NCRN App

Please share the resource below and download the NCRN app on Google Play or in the App Store today. 

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Social Justice & COVID-19

The NCRN Network collaborates with hundreds of Community-Based Organizations to allow for the expansion and delivery of NCRN's network of designed materials, tools, technology and other news and publication resources that have been

culturally and linguistically designed to assist and optimize COVID-19 outreach efforts.

The National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University was commissioned by the NCRN to construct a tool to assess and evaluate the ethics surrounding COVID-19, which includes perceptions about social justice, beneficence, agency, and respect for persons. Please take about 5 minutes to respond to these very important questions. Scan the QR code or access the form here.

You will not be asked for any personal identifying information.

For more information, visit the NCRN website or call 1-877-904-5097. 

Download the NCRN app on Google Play or the App Store today. 

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