Community Engagement supports community-university research partnerships, obtains community input into university research, and increases health research in community settings that is responsive to the health needs of the community. It connects existing academic community research programs from Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Emory University’s Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center, and the University of Georgia, transforms research from a scientist-subject interaction to an equitable partnership, and trains investigators in principles of community-based participatory research. To reduce health disparities, Community Engagement:
  • Builds community capacity to develop and conduct collaborative research projects to address critical public health needs
  • Assists in the development of effective and sustainable community academic partnerships
  • Conducts courses and seminars on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
  • Provides training workshops for Community Engagement academic and community partners
  • Provides a platform for shared communication, networking, and community engagement among our partners and other stakeholders

Community Steering Board

A Community Steering Board, consisting of a community representative majority and chair, oversees all Community Engagement activities. CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers at Emory and MSM provide leadership for the program. Other academic units contributing to Community Engagement include: the Center for AIDS Research, the Jane Fonda Center, the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing at Emory, the Community Physicians' Network, the Southeastern Clinicians Research Network, the National Center for Primary Care, and the Satcher Health Leadership and the Cardiovascular Research Institutes at MSM. Letter from the Steering Board Chair

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Update: Translation to Practice of an Intervention to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening Among African Americans

The Georgia CTSA-supported Colorectal Cancer Screening Intervention Program (CCSIP) was recently featured on the NIH National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control & Populations Sciences’ Research to Reality. The...

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Science Advance: Association Between Living in Food Deserts & Cardiovascular Risk, an Atlanta Study

Several Georgia CTSA-supported researchers used existing data from Georgia CTSA’s Center for Health Discovery & Well Being and the Morehouse and Emory Team up to Eliminate Health Disparities (META)-Health Study to build a cohort of...