The Center for Community Health & Prevention is dedicated to engaging the community at all stages of research. Community engagement helps health research address community needs and is a philosophy that supports partnership between community and academics to develop strategies that address those needs. At the Center for Community Health & Prevention, we train researchers and community members to work together and provide funding to support and advance these partnerships. The Center's community engagement efforts are offered in collaboration with the UR Clinical & Translational Science Institute.
The Guiding Principles for Community-Engaged Research were developed by the University of Rochester Medical Center's Community Advisory Board and were approved in 2008.
This Research Toolkit is chock-full 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.
Community-Based Participatory Research Training Program
This training program aims to train University of Rochester researchers (faculty, trainees and students) and community members in community-engaged research using community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles. The course offers an introduction from basic CBPR principles, to communication, funding, and sustainability. Through the program, participants will form relationships and research teams to co-develop and submit proposals for the CBPR Pipeline-to-Pilot Awards.
The spring 2019 program had 10 graduates and participants formed three research teams.
The schedule for the next course is available now. Contact Indrani Singh for more information.