Researchers and their communities: The challenge of meaningful community engagement

May 1, 2015

A summary of the best practices emerging from a series of national and regional workshops on community engagement held in five U.S. cities between May 2007 and October 2008. The article, written in almost a newsletter format, critically examines previous roles and practices of Academic Health Centers, moves into definitions and illustrations of engaged scholarship in the field and offers recommendations for future practice. Definitions given and models illustrated have relevance and applicability far beyond the health fields.

Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Consortium’s Community Engagement Key Function Committee and the CTSA Community Engagement Workshop Planning Committee (2008). Researchers and their communities: The challenge of meaningful community engagement. Full text

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