Morehouse School of Medicine National COVID-19 Resiliency Network

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April 22, 2021


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What is this project about?
The Morehouse School of Medicine is working on a project called the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network, or NCRN. This project brings together organizations from across the country to meet the COVID-19 needs of people from minority races and ethnicities. NCRN does this by:

  • Creating clear and easy to read information on COVID-19
  • Sharing COVID-19 resources for communities that do not receive enough of the COVID-19 services they need
  • Doing research to learn more about the communities that are most affected by COVID-19

What is AUCD's role?
The role of AUCD is to make sure that people with disabilities are included in conversations about what people need during COVID-19. We will share information and resources about COVID-19 that is easy to understand and reflect many different cultures.


  • Race - A way we talk about groups of people based on how they look or their family history
  • Ethnicity - a group of people who share their own culture, history, language, religion, and set of traditions
  • Culture - The way of life shared by a group of people: things such as their language, music, religion, art, and more.
  • Pandemic - A outbreak of a disease that spreads among many people over a wide area
  • Resiliency - the ability to be strong

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN),Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)