A Model for Bidirectional Community-academic Engagement

June 23, 2015

This paper describes a successful model of university-community partnership in research and programs. The University of Maryland’s Office of Policy and Planning collaborated with urban and rural community partners to plan and implement this model, which addressed health disparities, cancer and tobacco-related diseases, and public trust in research. The model produced enhanced public trust in research and enhanced community and Academic Health Center (AHC) capacity to address community health needs. A unique feature of the model is the AHC’s shared grant funding with community partners serving diverse and medically underserved communities for predetermined roles in research, policy, and educational programs.

Baquet, C. (2012). A model for bidirectional community-academic engagement (CAE): Overview of partnered research, capacity enhancement, systems transformation, and public trust in research. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(4), 1806-1824. Full Text.

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