Community-Engaged Research


Youth advocate states her opinion through a megaphone

Nothing about us, without us. Community-engaged research centers the community that is the focus of the research. This shift to have community members more involved in the design, collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of research ensures that the findings reflect the actual community and will have greater impact. There are a variety of levels of engagement in community-engaged research and Partners' work has ranged from the community members informing the research to community members leading the project and being the main decisionmakers.


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