The NJ ACTS Community Engagement Core (CEC) plays a pivotal role in fostering collaborative academic-community research partnerships and enhancing public knowledge of and trust in clinical and translational research.
We help develop trusted academic-community collaborations.
How can we help you?
For researchers, we provide consultation services to discuss community-engaged research priorities – design, implementation and dissemination.
For community organizations, we recognize how essential community expertise is to informing research. Building research-community partnerships helps translate research into practice that leads to improved health and well-being for all.
What does it look like?
We’re committed to strengthening the working relationships between researchers and community stakeholders.
The CEC helps researchers obtain project-specific input from research, community and patient stakeholders to enhance research design, implementation, and dissemination.
Community Engagement Studios
Our Community Engagement Studios provide a structured approach to engaging members of the community for their meaningful guidance and input on specific research ideas or studies.
To see a salon in action, please click here.
The CEC can connect you to experts through our Network of Networks. We help build and sustain long-lasting relationships.
If you’re interested in working with us, click here to learn more.
Our consultations are free, and the information you provide is confidential.