Our Mission

  • To forge, expand, and sustain bi-directional partnerships with the public and community-based organizations in order to facilitate community participation in the development, conduct and dissemination of clinical and translational research.
  • To provide training and resources for investigators to enhance their community engagement and research skills, and to engage community-based practitioners in collaboratively conducting clinical and translational research.
  • To increase research participation by members of the diverse communities that make up the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

      Strengths of GHUCCTS Community Engagement Program:

      Cultural and Linguistic Competence

      • Relationship between culture and health
      • Community dialogue events
      • Guest speakers
      • Diversity among research participants
      • Tools and resources for investigators

      Community Collaboration

      • Community-based participatory research
      • Collaborative research teams
      • Community investigators

      Community-Centered Approach

      • Promising programs and practices
      • Community derived data
      • Community-driven research questions