The Health Equity Resources and Outreach (HERO) program offers a variety of services to support the effective integration of patients and community experts into health research as study advisors, patients, and collaborators.
The HERO Program serves as a bridge between investigators and community stakeholders. Consultations are an opportunity to consult with social science, informatics, and public health specialists in a friendly, informal setting on approaches, methods and resources available to study teams designed to support engaging the public in research––as patients, advisors, or collaborators, and at all stages of the research process. HERO supports researchers to:
Researchers increasingly are called upon to address, engage and involve diverse communities. We advise the study team on how to:
HERO program staff support researchers free of charge.