CTSI makes community health a priority. The Community PARTners Core links researchers and the community by partnering with diverse community members and organizations to build on a community’s strengths, as well as learn about health topics. This engagement speeds up the time it typically takes to get research into the hands of those who will benefit.
The Community PARTners Core supports nearly 200 ongoing member and organizational partnerships that encourage scientific findings to better human health and mental health. These relationships bring people together to collaborate, foster public trust, and ultimately promote health equity for all.
For researchers, the Core's team helps develop studies that address the complex health questions which community partners state are most concerning. It provides training as well as funding opportunities for research development and partnered data collection.
For community organizations, the Core assists with providing evidence-based research interventions and practices. It supports communities with “getting the word out” on health research awareness and education.
Community PARTners resources are available for:
- Faculty members and students whose scholarly projects, practicum assignments, or dissertations have a community-engagement component.
- Community organizations interested in partnering with academic researchers to help inform their organization’s health priorities.
If you are a student looking to receive more information about working in communities, we suggest that you first consult your faculty mentors, inquire about resources related to community engagement, and explore ways in which your project can be part of a sustainable community effort.
To get started, submit a request for a consultation.
Join the Community PARTners mailing list to receive bi-weekly email announcements about available workshops, outreach events, educational classes, training materials, and other resources.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact a Research Facilitator.
If you received services through the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) that contributed to the scientific knowledge disseminated in publications, please acknowledge CTSI with the following citation:
The project described was supported by the National Institutes of Health through Grant Number UL1TR001857.