This guide is an introduction to Community Engaged Research (CEnR), which is defined by the WK Kellogg Community Health Scholars Program as "begin[ning] with a research topic of importance to the community, [and] having] the aim of combining knowledge with action and achieving social change to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities."
Here at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI), Duke faculty and staff work with researchers and community members to develop relationships, improve research, and create better health outcomes in our communities, particularly for historically disadvantaged groups of people.
This guide provides resources targeted toward researchers who are looking to learn more about CEnR and implement it in their work, and includes resources about two key concepts in CEnR: cultural competence/humility and plain language.
Diagram Note: Outreach is a preparatory step that does not formally constitute community engagement.
(Developed by the NIH, CDC, ATSDR, and CTSA)
For more information, please consult:
The CTSI Community Engaged Research Initiative (CERI) facilitates equitable, authentic, and robust community-engaged research to improve health. Contact CERI if you are a Duke researcher who wants more information about CEnR or to access CERI's services, which include: consultation services and community studios; community partnerships and coalitions; and CEnR education and training.
For more information about the resources in this guide, contact Patrice Fleming (firstname.lastname@example.org).