Resources for Engaging Communities in Research
Basics of Community Engagement
The Partnership Trust Tool - CDC (PDF) is designed to engage academic, community and public health practice partners in a dialogue about trust and develop strategies for enhancing trust.
- The Principles of Community Engagement, second edition (PDF)
The Second edition offers guidance and tools to public health professionals, health care providers, researchers, and community leaders on methods to engage partners in projects that may improve public health through community engagement.
- UCSF Community Engagement FAQs (PDF)
A variety of resources, training modules, surveys geared toward providing community engagement support.
Tools for Engagement
- University of Kansas
Eight on-line training modules for Community Health Improvement aimed at staff from state and local health departments, hospital staff, non-profit organizations and community leaders and members.
- UC San Diego
Two on-line tutorials to provide guidance for Investigators for interacting and partnering with Community members.
- Mayo Clinic
Five on-line courses aimed at increasing knowledge and application of community-engaged research methods.
- Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
A series of toolkits and resources to assist community-engaged research efforts.
- University of Kansas
The Community Tool Box is a resource of over 7000 pages of information through which you can obtain practical, step-by-step guidance in community-building skills.
Methods for partnering with community-based organizations and clinicians from UC San Francisco
- Community-Engaged Research: A Quick-Start Guide for Researchers (PDF)
Aim: To help researchers establish collaborations with community-based organizations, clinicians or other community stakeholders.
- Community-Engaged Research with Community-Based Organizations: A Resource Manual for UCSF Researchers (PDF)
Aim: To orient researchers seeking to do research with public and community-based agency staff. Intended to inform, facilitate and support such partnerships.
- Community-Engaged Research with Community-Based Clinicians: A Resource Manual for Researchers (PDF)
Aim: To describe the framework and steps involved in developing community-engaged research partnerships, as well as possible barriers encountered.
- An Introduction to Effectiveness, Dissemination and Implementation Research (PDF)
Aim: To introduce basic principles and definitions of translational research; inform target audiences about how evidence-based public health interventions can achieve greater use and impact; and highlight barriers to dissemination and methods to reduce these barriers.
Tools for Dissemination
- Dissemination and Engagement Planning Checklist (PDF)
Aim: To help researchers define what type of information they want to disseminate; identify goals, target audiences, action desired, and measures to evaluate the success of dissemination.
- Berkeley Wellness Letter and Online Forum
Example of a monthly newsletter to describe research in a more practical way for the general population.
- Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute, Community Engagement Core
Community-engaged Research e-Library offers CBOs and researchers training, videos, and other tools.
- Mayo Community Engagement Blog
Example of a community engagement blog which lists current events as well as videos taken at community events and tweets posted.
Community Engagement and Environmental Health
- Healthy People Environmental Health
Environmental health consists of preventing or controlling disease, injury, and disability related to the interactions between people and their environment. The Healthy People 2020 Environmental Health objectives focus on 6 themes, each of which highlights an element of environmental health. Creating health-promoting environments is complex and relies on continuing research to understand more fully the effects of exposure to environmental hazards on people’s health.
- Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet (including environmental health). Their mission is to help the public health workforce find and use information effectively to improve and protect the public's health.
- The PHI mission is to generate and promote research, leadership and partnerships to build capacity for strong public health policy, programs, systems and practices, particularly in California, but also nationally and world-wide. PHI educates the public and policy makers about the impacts of climate change on public health. Supported by a diverse group of funders, PHI offers technical expertise on a broad range of environmental health issues.
- The membership of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) include the 2,800 local health departments across the United States. NACCHO’s mission is to be a leader, partner, catalyst, and voice for local health departments in order to ensure the conditions that promote health and equity, combat disease, and improve the quality and length of all lives. NACCHO developed the Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH), a methodology to guide local communities in identifying and addressing environmental health priorities. NACCHO also has e-learning modules on community environmental health assessment.
- APHA champions the health of all people and all communities. They speak out about public health issues and policies backed by science. They publish a practical guide book which can be used to help prepare the public health community for the challenges of climate change. This guidebook is a translation of a six-part webinar series hosted by APLA and CDC.