AARC Resources

These resources are being provided to assist research collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations.


1. CDC AIDS Blog:Mapping Epidemics - created to provide an interactive platform for accessing data collected by CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP). This interactive tool provides CDC an effective way to disseminate data, while allowing users to observe trends and patterns by creating detailed reports, maps, and other graphics. 2. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health’s (CCPH) – free online database, a resource for community-engaged faculty who are searching for faculty mentors, and a resource for deans, department chairs and others who are searching for external experts to review portfolios of community-engaged faculty who are being considered for promotion and/or tenure. 3. On Measuring Community Participation in Research by Dimitry Khodyakov et al, Health Education & Behavior –  Active participation of community partners in research aspects of community–academic partnered projects is often assumed to have a positive impact on the outcomes of such projects. The value of community engagement in research, however, cannot be empirically determined without good measures of the level of community participation in research activities. Based on our recent evaluation of community–academic partnered projects centered around behavioral health issues, this article uses semistructured interview and survey data to outline two complementary approaches to measuring the level of community participation in research—a “three-model” approach that differentiates between the levels of community participation and a Community Engagement in Research Index (CERI) that offers a multidimensional view of community engagement in the research process. The primary goal of this article is to present and compare these approaches, discuss their strengths and limitations, summarize the lessons learned, and offer directions for future research. Although additional research is needed to validate these measures, our study makes a significant contribution by illustrating the complexity of measuring community participation in research and the lack of reliability in simple scores offered by the three-model approach. 4. Alameda County Collaborative Community Planning Council (CCPC) Links & Downloads 5. Oakland Transitional Grant Area HIV Services Plan (Alameda County Office of AIDS Administration) 6. Practice in Participation (International Focus, Interesting videos on participatory research) – A joint venture of civil society organisations committed to promoting participatory practices in the empowerment of excluded citizens worldwide. Our focus is on maintaining and presenting a platform for archiving and creating a repository of ‘grey literature’, especially for community-based organizations. 7. California Collaborations in HIV Prevention Research Dissemination Project 8. Black Youth Project Research 9. AIDS Epidemiology Report, Alameda County, California 1980-2006 10. AXIS: Accelerating Excellence in Translational Science.

Publications that address Community Research Partnerships:

1. Assessing the CCPH Principles of Partnership in a Community-Campus Partnership 2. Community-Based Research Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities 3. Challenges and Facilitating Factors in Sustaining Community-Based Participatory Research Partnerships: Lessons Learned from the Detroit,New York City and Seattle Urban Research Centers 4. Sexuality, Health and Rights Among Youthin the United States: Transforming Public Policyand Public Understanding Through Social Research 5. Walk Together Children With No Wasted Steps: Community-Academic Partnering for Equal Power in NIH Proposal Development

Other Items:

1. AARC 2011 Request for Applications (Sample) 2. AARC Research Proposal -Part of the application package for research funding; provided as an example of a research proposal 3. Basic Requirements for Submitting Applications to the Funders 4. AARC Review Template – A form utilized for peer-review of research proposals under AARC 5. Locate Yourself on the Involvement Continuum – Logic model of different roles in the community research continuum