Community Engagement Education & Training Resources

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The Community Engagement Program offers periodic in-person and web-based training for principal investigators and staff on various topics related to recruitment and retention, cultural competency, community engaged research, and research with underserved populations.


Examples include:

Coming Soon!

  • Community Health Worker Training Program: A new initiative to offer basic training to community health workers on how to engage key community stakeholders and organizations in clinical research with a focus on special populations of LGBT, older adults, youth, African Americans and Latino communities.
  • Community Advisory Board Training Program

Community Involvement in Research Training (CIRTification)

The CCTS also offers CIRTification, a human research protections training program for community partners that can serve as an alternative to CITI training. Resources are available below for free download. 

Community Involvement in Research Training
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Community Engagement Advisory Board Training

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the formation, operation, and evaluation of a community engagement advisory board that serves as a resource for individuals conducting community focused health research. Email Lauren Walsh at for a PowerPoint version of this presentation.

Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Community Engagement Advisory Board