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Enhancing the Health of Communities and the Nation

One of the goals of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) is to translate research into policies and practices that favorably impact the health of local communities and the nation. To help achieve that goal GHUCCTS Community Engagement (CE) works to build partnerships between universities and the local community. Community partnerships are vital to our mission of conducting research to improve the public’s health and reduce health disparities.

Increasing Diversity in Research

CE seeks to enhance diversity in research. By actively engaging communities as partners in research, CE helps to assure that individuals who take part in research represent the social, cultural, and linguistic diversity of the DC metropolitan area. Our investigators come from many different cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. The diversity among our investigators brings a unique strength to GHUCCTS research.

Promoting Community Engaged Research

The goal of CE is to develop a program that supports community engaged research (CEnR). CE seeks to learn about the most important health concerns within local communities. Open dialogues with community members help to identify the interests and needs of residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Tapping into the knowledge and expertise that exist within communities increases researchers’ understanding of local health issues. Our community partnerships provide a different perspective on health priorities. 

CE actively seeks opportunities to share the outcomes of GHUCCTS research and to keep communities informed about ongoing research activities. 

Community Engagement Blog

This site will share resources to help build capacity for meaningful engagement of communities in research. Our goal is to assure that community-based organizations and researchers can work together as equal partners to improve the ways that research translates into action.We have selected a set of high-quality videos and feeds that provide brief, focused training about the scientific method and participatory research. We hope that you will find these resources informative and useful.

View CE Blog