The Community Engagement program is a well-established resource linking investigators and community partners to implement the mission of building capacity and infrastructure for clinical and translational research among investigators, patients, health care providers, policymakers, and community-based organizations. The program leverages institutional centers and resources focused on community and stakeholder partnerships. This resource can help researchers forge relationships with community partners, California health agencies, and elected officials around health and health care issues through collaborations. The Research and Education Community Advisory Board supports health-related communication and partnerships and bridges researchers with underserved communities. The Community Review Board provides a specialized consultation session for health researchers developing community- or patient-centered research proposals. 

Upcoming Events

2019 Science Café

  • Thurs., Jan. 24, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thurs., Mar. 28, 2019, 6-8 p.m
  • Thurs., May 23, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thurs., July 25, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thurs., Sep. 26, 2019, 6-8 p.m.
  • Thurs., Dec. 5, 2019, 6-8 p.m.

The CTSC Community Engagement Program introduced the Science Café speaker series in August 2016.  The purpose of the events is to provide a casual, safe space for lay audiences to have conversations with scientists, and is aimed at engaging the public in a discussion about research, current events, and other aspects of science that have current public interest (e.g., the opioid addiction crisis and how to manage it, the spread and dangers of the Zika virus, etc.).

2019 Racial Healing Circles

Thurs., Jan. 17, 2019, 6–9 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 21, 2019, 6–9 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 21, 2019, 6–9 p.m.
Thurs., Apr. 18, 2019, 6–9 p.m.

This program is funded by the UC Davis Health Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. This collaborative effort is organized by the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center and Center for Reducing Health Disparities. The Racial Healing Circles are adopted and modeled after the Attitudinal Healing Connection, an Oakland-based organization, that is devoted to building srong, healthy communities.

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