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Dr. Mellman holding a microphone speaking at an event in front of four panelists seated on stage.Community Engagement (CE) supports development of sustainable partnerships between academic researchers and community stakeholders. Our services are designed to stimulate long-term collaborations that will promote translation of health research into effective practice and public policy.

Consultation Services
  • Make introductions between investigators and potential community research partners.
  • Provide best practice resources and training for community-academic partnerships.
  • Provide expertise on the integration of culturally and linguistically competent approaches in all phases of research.
  • Offer networking opportunities for researchers and community stakeholders to meet.
  • Coach community-engaged research teams to build foundations for sustainable collaborations.
  • Link primary care providers to a practice-based research network (PBRN).

We provide training and professional development opportunities to enhance community engagement and cultural competence in research. Training resources and activities especially for community-based practitioners are also available.


CE team members support GHUCCTS’ efforts in the development of communications tools designed for study participants and the general public.

CE Resources
Check out our GHUCCTS CE-developed resources for research teams.

  • Expanded Demographic Form (EDF) – A list of survey sample demographic questions to capture information not traditionally asked in medical research such as national origin, disability status, preferred language, and sexual orientation. Contact us to access the EDF.
  • Ensuring Language Access and Linguistic Competence: A Guide for Researchers  - This guide is designed to provide researchers and study teams with practical information on enhancing the capacity for meaningful engagement of persons with limited English proficiency (LEP), those who have low literacy skills or are not literate, persons with disabilities, and those who are deaf or hard of hearing in health research. For more information go to Language Access and Linguistic Competence Page.

For more information about CE services and request access to our CE resources, please contact Florencia Gonzalez at or call 202-865-7743.

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