African Americans Trust Black Churches for COVID-19 Guidance

African Americans Trust Black Churches for COVID-19 Guidance

A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic reveals that African Americans consider Black churches to be reliable sources of COVID-19 information, which may prove essential in helping to serve and protect the health of Black Americans, who have been disproportionately affected by the new coronavirus. (Fostering African-American Improvement in Total Health) program. “Black churches have long been more than places of worship to their communities,” said FAITH! Researchers hope this community-based approach can help public health officials implement effective COVID-19 campaigns and initiatives for other high-risk populations. For related coverage, read “Amid COVID and Racial Unrest, Black Churches Put Faith in Mental Health Care” and “Black Doctors Urge African Americans to Take Future COVID-19 Vaccine.”

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