Community Research Partnership Program (CRP)

A core group of healthcare professionals interested in health promotion research coordinate activities in partnership with community residents and organizations. They seek to improve awareness among researchers of the health priorities of the community, to use community expertise in determining usefulness and practicality of proposed studies, and to educate the community on the relationship between research and health, the process of research, and the distinction between research and medical care. Visit their website as well as the website for the Case Center for Reducing Health Disparities to learn more. Also see the Building Collaborations article in the CTSC newsletter for a specific success story on the Community Partnership Program's activities.

This Core Resource is focused on fostering bi-directional understandings between researchers and the community, and enhancing research opportunities through collaborations and partnerships among researchers, community residents, and organizations. They provide:

  • Cultural sensitivity training and consultation services for institutional researchers interested in community-based research.
  • Connections and services that promote community involvement in developing, implementing, and participating in research projects which are most meaningful to community needs.
  • Community education about research and about how to conduct research
  • The means to reduce the divide between researchers and the community through Project REECH
  • Spanish Translation Service

Contacts:

Core Resource Leadership

  • Ash Sehgal, MD, Director
  • Elaine Borawski, PhD, Co-Director
  • Katrice Cain, Manager, Community and Development Programming - MetroHealth Medical Center
    Email: kcain@metrohealth.org | Phone: 216-778-8467