Training and Outreach

We provide educational offerings and trainings to increase knowledge related to community-engaged research and the capacity of researchers, community members, and health care providers to engage in community-academic research collaborations.

Our training and outreach services include the following:

Training and Resources

CARES develops and co-sponsors numerous workshops, trainings, and lecture series in order to build capacity for researchers, community members/organizations, and health care providers to conduct and participate in community-engaged research — with the ultimate goal of facilitating research and fostering partnerships to improve health.
learn more »

Community Academic Grants Administration Translation

UNC's Community-Academic Grants Administration Translation (CAGAT) is an initiative to improve the grants management infrastructure for community-academic partnered research through the collaborative development and posting of guides, subsequent webinars, and assessments of their utility.
learn more »

Empathy-Building Resource Guide

The Empathy-Building Guide provides healthcare professionals with useful resources to enhance relationships with patients at risk for hypertension, needing treatment for hypertension, or managing hypertension.
learn more »

Evidence Academies

An Evidence Academy is a conference model that brings together researchers, health professionals, advocates, and policy makers in regional locations to discuss high-impact, live-saving research and policy results that address community-identified health priorities. The goal is to develop dissemination and implementation strategies for translating evidence into practice and policy. We have co-sponsored and planned several Evidence Academies on multiple topics across the state.
learn more »

NC State Health Priorities

In 2016, NC TraCS and CARES implemented a multi-step priority-setting process to identify the leading health issues across North Carolina. Data were gathered from 99 counties and 86 hospitals across the state via County Health Assessments and Community Health Needs Assessments conducted at county public health departments and hospitals. The resulting report will be used for strategic planning by NC TraCS, and its collaborating investigators and community partners, to better address the health needs of North Carolinians.
summary report (pdf) »


Request help with training & outreach