Community Partnership and Collaboration Core

We engage community partners, stakeholders, and researchers to co-design, implement, evaluate and disseminate clinical and translational research. Our goal is to improve community health by ensuring that research is culturally appropriate, valued, efficient and effective.


Community Partnership and Collaboration Core Pilot Grants

Community Partnership and Collaboration Core Pilot Grants are designed to build and support community engaged research (CEnR) partnerships through relationship building activities, exploring research interests and developing infrastructure and governance for research partnerships. Any faculty member from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland Baltimore or Morgan State University is eligible to apply. Junior faculty, particularly those new to CEnR, will receive extra consideration.

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Community Engagement Consultations

We offer consultations to study teams where we identify issues and concerns from the community perspective. We are available to provide feedback to research teams prior to conducting a study as well as guidance on how to disseminate their findings back to the community.

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Community Engaged Research Training

We offer introductory and advanced training in community engaged research. Training topics include planning and evaluating community engagement in research; disseminating research findings to the public; and building and sustaining research partnerships. All training is delivered by Johns Hopkins faculty and staff in collaboration with the C-RAC.


Community Outreach Research Training for High School Students & Henrietta Lacks High School Day

We partner with local high schools to teach students about clinical research, ethics, and career opportunities. Faculty, staff, and students often serve as instructors.

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Community Research Forums

We organize forums that give scientists, health professionals, local residents, and patients an opportunity to discuss research. These forums help scientists gain a better understanding of the health priorities of local residents and community members a chance to build trusting relationships with researchers.



Community Collaboration Core Handout

Community Research Advisory Council (C-RAC) Information


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