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.  The Community Engagement Core:

  • Develops a variety of materials (e.g., fact sheets in English and Spanish, research and resources booklets for National HIV/AIDS Awareness Days, faculty/staff videos about relevant research projects, and topic-based E-Newsletters) to disseminate the latest important information on HIV science.
  • Provides technical assistance (TA) to community partners and HIV researchers
  • Coordinates a Community Advisory Board (CAB) to obtain important information on CAPS 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 CAPS researchers through monthly “Word on the Street” reports
  • Develops and maintains resource manuals, research reports, and toolkits about community engaged research approaches
  • Sponsors Community Town Halls
  • Operates the Division’s website
  • Communicates with community and other stakeholders through regular e-mail contact and frequent postings on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube
  • Conducts periodic faculty and community needs assessments and integrates findings into our work
  • Attends and exhibits at conferences of national significance (e.g., U.S. Conference on AIDS, National HIV Prevention Conference, etc.)

CE Core Staff