The goal of the Community Engagement Core (CEC) is to promote effective collaboration between community organizations and CEHD faculty. The CEC will develop a collaborative network that intends to reduce duplication of effort and create synergy among groups with shared interests.

Expected Outcomes

  • Productive sharing of leadership roles, resources, and information
  • Coordination of related activities among network members
  • Development of a community-academic partnership model for engaging communities affected by health disparities in research
  • Engage community and academic partners in learning from each other
  • Build capacity to share useful findings related to minority health or reduction of health disparities

News and Information

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks applications for Advisory Panels. PCORI is seeking patients, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, other members of the healthcare community and the general public to serve on advisory panels on Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options; Improving Healthcare Systems; Addressing Disparities; and Patient Engagement. The Advisory Panels will have an important role in setting priorities for research and ensuring the highest standards in patient engagement. To learn more visit (new window)

Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) funds new community-academic research partnership grant. Dr. Mary Carter-Williams, Co-Chair of the First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville Health and Wellness Ministry and Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University were awarded Community Engagement and Research Partnership Stimulation Mini Grant. Their project, “Faith Based Health Promotion as Innovation for Reducing African American Mental Health Disparities” will use a Community-Based Participatory Research approach to explore new ways to address mental health disparities for African Americans.

Online Forums and Social Media

If you are a registered user of LinkedIn, check out the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Health Disparities group.