CDU Joins Other Leading Black Medical Schools and Health Professional Associations
In Sending a “Love Letter to Black America”
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Charles R. Drew University has been working in a partnership comprised of all of our historically Black medical schools, the National Medical Association, the Cobb Institute/NMA, the National Black Nurses Association, The National Urban League and blackdoctor.org to address the challenges presented by COVID, and to enhance participation in vaccine clinical trials and vaccine acceptance.
Today this partnership is launching a campaign called “Love Letter to Black America, from America’s Black Doctors and Nurses.” This initiative is designed to begin a national conversation speaking directly to our community. We will communicate our love for our community and the commitment of Black health professionals to providing the Black community with trustworthy expertise and scientifically factual information with which they can reliably make personally appropriate health decisions. You are encouraged to watch the love letter video by clicking this link. You can find more information about this initiative on the Black Coalition Against COVID’s website here, where we also encourage you to add your signature to the love letter here.
Please feel free to share this message with your professional and personal networks via email and/or social media. You may want to personalize your email message by including why you are committed to protecting the health and safety of our community.
To make social media formats as convenient as possible, below is some sample social media language that you can copy and paste. Be sure to include the hashtag #ILoveUs and to also tag our organization/institution along with @BCAgainstCOVID on Twitter and Instagram. You can also tag BCAC19 on Facebook. Please use the #ILoveUs hashtag if you plan to share on LinkedIn.
For CDU, use the hashtag #cdrewu, and our social media handles, available at the bottom of every page on the CDU website.
Sample social media language that you can copy and paste:
Dear Black America, #ILoveUs. As a Black health professional, I want to ensure our community is safe and healthy as we see #COVID19 cases spiking across the country. Please wear your mask, wash your hands, and consider different ways to celebrate with loved ones this year. bit.ly/371DAqC
We are proud to be part of this coalition that is working to fight the pandemic and create greater health in our communities.
Dr. David M. Carlisle
President and CEO