Community vaccine clinic participant group shot

Community-Engaged Research Program

The Community-Engaged Research Program engages people and communities in research to promote health equity and reduce health disparities. The program does this by developing collaborative partnerships between academic researchers and community members. These community-academic teams work together to design, conduct and disseminate research that improves the health of the community.

Aligned with the vision of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS), the Community-Engaged Research Program enables high-quality, team-based multidisciplinary research by partnering with stakeholders and communities to improve patient care and health for all people.

The program collaborates across Mayo Clinic to advance community engagement in research, education and patient care. This activity spans the translational spectrum, including:

  • Education and training
  • Funding opportunities
  • Community research partnerships
  • Community engagement in research advisory boards
  • Research resources for study teams and community members

Mayo Clinic community engagement programs include:

Online community

The Community-Engaged Research Program fosters unique opportunities for research teams and community members to interact online. The program prioritizes social media platforms and online media formats preferred by community members and community partners. These online forums provide chances for co-learning and equitable collaboration between researchers and community members.

Connect with the Community-Engaged Research Program: