Engaging Research Partners
The Center for Community Health & Prevention plays a pivotal role in fostering collaborative academic-community research partnerships and enhancing public trust in clinical and translational research.
- Practice Based Research Network—Offering consultation on conducting practice-based research. Consults include linking researchers and community practices, protocol development, and training for investigators and research staff in building and maintaining practice relationships.
- Community Engaged Research—Fostering research partnerships by linking investigators with community partners and by offering guiding principles and consultation services for researchers and partners.
For Research Volunteers
- URMC Health Research—Recruiting research volunteers to help us find better ways to treat and prevent disease. Learn how you can make a difference and participate as a research volunteer.
- Healthy Living Research Center—Recruiting volunteers for translational research studies to understand the motivational and psychological mechanisms that drive health behavior change.
- ResearchMatch.com—Bringing together two groups of people who are looking for one another: (1) people who are trying to find research studies, and (2) researchers who are looking for people to participate in their studies. It is a free and secure national registry of research volunteers.
- Engaging 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;
- Developing more effective strategies for recruitment and retention of participants in clinical studies;
- Improving the dissemination of information from health promotion interventions and/or clinical trials to increase the community’s knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention.