Community Engagement Programs and Services

African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Health Equity Advocates & Liaisons (HEAL) Partnership

CERI works closely with a group of AME Zion faith leaders who are trained research advisors that may be able to help you to gain further insight on developing community-engaged research projects.

Consultation services

The goal of our consultation service is to support meaningful partnerships between academic researchers and community stakeholders. Duke academic researchers and community stakeholders can request a consultation. CERI faculty and staff assess community-engaged research questions and needs and offer recommendations regarding existing resources, tools, other CTSI supports, education and training, and suggestions for potential partners.

Population Health Improvement Awards

Identify and promote the most promising collaborations toward the development of a research question, and provide support to establish pilot data for community-partnered fundable proposals. Learn more about the awards.

E-library for community and research resources

Provides training, videos, and other evidence-based capacity-building tools for research teams and community partners to equitably and fully engage in community engaged research. Visit the eLibrary.

Sparks program

Brings together researchers, community groups, patients, and other stakeholders who work on the same health issue from different approaches across the translational spectrum to spark new and innovative ideas for community-engaged research projects.

Community Consultation Studios (CCS)

Community Consultation Studios (CCS) promote and support people-centered, community-engaged health research at Duke. Community Engagement Advisors (CEAs) are members of our communities who bring their own life experiences to the research process, working with study teams to improve the way health research is done at Duke.

Learn more about CCS.

Education and Awareness Trainings on Community-Engaged Research

CERI provides learning opportunities for communities, academic researchers, and research teams to build skills, develop trusting relationships, and increase knowledge on impactful collaborative research.  Training and learning sessions involve considerations based on the core principles of Community Engaged Research for learners to engage in deep discussions on a topic relative to the field. Learners gain knowledge from a myriad of researchers and community collaborators on how to incorporate community-engaged research concepts into practice.