ORAU was recently awarded a contract by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) to provide technical communications support to the office and three COVID-19 award recipients.
ORAU will advise the development of awardee health communication plans and materials targeting limited English proficiency audiences, such as Hispanic or Asian/Pacific Islander populations, as well as help increase the communications capacity of OMHHE to respond to COVID-19 in these and other high-risk communities, a press release said.
“By increasing public health capacity of high-risk communities through the training and engagement of trusted community-based organizations, this project will help augment participating communities’ ability to deliver COVID-19 prevention messages and community mitigation strategies,” said Freddy Gray, ORAU director of public health and healthcare. “ORAU is proud to support this effort, and we are excited to continue our longstanding working relationship with the CDC.”
ORAU said it provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security, and health.
“Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local, and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest,” the press release said. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education for the U.S. Department of Energy.
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