Trainings & Resources

We develop and provide educational offerings and trainings to increase knowledge related to community-engaged research and build the 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.

In addition to the various in-person workshops and trainings we offer each year, our training services include the following:

Online Trainings

These online learning modules offer introductory concepts for researchers and stakeholders new to research.
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Stakeholder Engagement Guidelines

We offer guidelines and suggestions for the appropriate and effective engagement of stakeholders in health research. Specifically, we outline the importance of community and stakeholder engagement in research, suggest engagement approaches and guidelines for researchers, offer examples of engagement activities, and outline strategies for recognition and compensation of research stakeholders.

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Sample Documents

View sample documents to help you get started as you draft your community-engaged proposals.
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Fiscal Readiness

We are working to improve fiscal readiness and the grants management infrastructure for community-engaged research through the collaborative development of resources for academic researchers, research grant administrators, and community partners.
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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.
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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.
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NC State Health Priorities

In 2016, NC TraCS and the CaSE program implements 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.
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