Community Engagement

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Patient ambassadors Kathie Crocker, Pamela Harold and Deborah Hemphill

The CTSI Community Engagement core seeks to improve the health of Western New York residents through the alignment of community, research and training priorities with the goal of quickly assimilating findings from evidence-based research into clinical and community practice. 

Research driven by community involvement

Community-engaged research is research that matters:

  • Community buy-in can increase enrollment and retention
  • Input from community stakeholders better informs research design, leading to more culturally appropriate interventions
  • Community involvement builds mutual trust and respect between researchers and the community
  • Community-engaged research leads to greater opportunities to accelerate the translation of scientific findings into practice

How our team can help your research succeed