CAPS Community Engagement Core

The Community Engagement Core works to improve the translation of meaningful high-impact HIV science into practice. The Core builds capacity and collaborations among researchers and communities to support community engagement in research. 


  • Provides technical assistance (TA) to community partners and HIV researchers
  • Conducts periodic faculty and community needs assessments and integrates findings into our work

Web and Social Media

Community Engagement in Research

  • Coordinates a Community Advisory Board (CAB) to obtain important information on Division of Prevention Science research and community needs
  • Fosters collaboration and facilitates community-academic research partnerships by participating in local/regional planning groups and councils and other community meetings
  • Communicates significant community developments and issues to Division of Prevention Science researchers through monthly “Word on the Street” reports
  • Sponsors Community Town Halls


CE Core Staff


A wifi hotspot box located at Mission Hall