Community Engagement Education and Training

This page presents educational and training materials for readers interested in learning more about community engagement research.

Research Training
This link contains slides from the SYNERGY 2017 Community Engagement Research Pilot Grant Information Session, August 17, 2016, held to explain the criteria for CER funding and application process. Speakers included Dr. Elizabeth Carpenter-Song and Sara Kobylenski of The Haven speaking on their unique research partnership: 2017 Community Engagement Pilot Grant Info Session

This link contains slides from SYNERGY's Community Engagement Research Pilot Grant Information Session given on February 3, 2016:
2016 Community Engagement Pilot Grant Info Session

Research Literature
Below is a selection of literature relevant to community engagement research.
Community Health Needs Assessments and Improvement Plans
One of the basic tenets of community engagement research is the equal partnership between researchers and communities to address community-defined health issues. Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs) and Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIPs) provide insight into these health issues, and Community Engagement Research Pilot Grant funding priority will be given to proposals that align with the needs stated by the CHNAs and CHIPs.

Community Health Needs Assessments:
Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA): A study to identify key regional health needs and issues through systematic and comprehensive data collection and analysis.
Improvement Plans:
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP): A long-term systematic effort to address public health problems identified through CHNAs.

For questions contact: Community.Pilots@Dartmouth.edu