Center for Community Health

Community Engaged Research

Video Overview
Nancy M. Bennett, MD MS, and Director of the URMC Center for Community Health, describes the Center and its connections to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Bennett provides examples of research-community partnerships supported by the Center, and lists types of support available to teams interested in community-engaged research. Watch the video.

Research Support
The Center for Community Health facilitates access to a range of consultation services related to community-engaged research. Services are offered to ensure that investigators have support for both project development and to conduct studies in the community.

Guiding Principles
Guiding principles for community engaged research were developed by the University of Rochester Medical Center's Community Advisory Board. They were approved September 2008.

Research Toolkit

This Research Toolkit is chockfull of helpful information and resources for researchers, clinical practitioners, and community members. Here, you'll find information about building collaborations, developing proposals, starting up a study, conducting and managing projects, disseminating and closing research, and resources for training.

Validation of Research Projects

The URMC Community Advisory Council (CAC) has developed a voluntary process by which investigators planning or implementing a community-engaged or community-based participatory research project can seek written validation and support from the CAC.

Community-Engaged Research Training

The primary goals of Community-Engaged Research training programs are to educate investigators to:

  1. Engage more effectively with community organizations, agencies, and diverse population groups to identify research questions critical to the community and to improve methods to reflect community preferences;
  2. Develop more effective strategies for recruitment and retention of participants in clinical studies; and
  3. Improve the dissemination of information from health promotion interventions and/or clinical trials to increase the community’s knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention.

This training program will be hosted through Blackboard. If you would like access to the Community-Engaged Research Online Training, please contact Theresa Green, AA-C, M.B.A.