We work to improve the health of North Carolinians by building authentic partnerships between communities, researchers, and health care providers.

We seek to promote and support community-engaged approaches to clinical and translational research, boost public trust in health research, and build capacity for researchers and communities to engage in academic-community partnerships that ensure bi-directional communication and stakeholder input from conceptualization through dissemination.

Community & Stakeholder Engagement

We work to improve the health of North Carolinians by building authentic partnerships between communities, researchers, and health care providers.

We seek to promote and support community-engaged approaches to clinical and translational research, boost public trust in health research, and build capacity for researchers and communities to engage in academic-community partnerships that ensure bi-directional communication and stakeholder input from conceptualization through dissemination.

We leverage UNC-Chapel Hill's extensive experience serving North Carolina communities and multiple existing community-based research efforts to create a unique program with interdisciplinary leadership and a focus on:

  • Facilitating engagement among UNC researchers and community partners across the state. Such partners include community-based organizations, health agencies, primary care practices and practice-based research networks, faith-based organizations, academic institutions, advocacy groups, professional associations, and community leaders
  • Bringing stakeholder/participant experiences and community voices to light through qualitative research

Additional Resources

  • The TraCS Implementation Science service promotes novel approaches to engagement and implementation science, as well as provides technical assistance to investigators conducting dissemination and implementation science studies
  • The TraCS Inclusive Science Program helps investigators engage diverse populations in clinical and translational research. ISP also offers the Rural Health Research Toolkit to help researchers work with rural communities in the research process
  • MURAL works to build multilingual research capacity by helping researchers engage populations that speak primary languages other than English
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160 N. Medical Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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