Community Engagement is critical to increase the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance of clinical and translational research. Accordingly, the Community Engagement (CE) Core of the CCTSI endeavors to transform the existing community research infrastructure using community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles while building capacity in our community-academic partnerships.
The Community Engagement core through the Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT) aims to:
- Facilitate Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR)
- Educate and connect investigators and communities
- Develop programs to improve relationships and build trust between academicians and communities
- Provide funds for community engagement and research
To transform the way communities and researchers work together to design and conduct research by building bridges between health research, clinical practice and community health initiatives to improve the health of the people of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.