Module 2: Community Engagement & Representation

Community Engagement and Representation focuses upon the importance of open, respectful, and clear communication in community engagement and trial conduct; practical strategies for implementing and sustaining community and stakeholder engagement; and consideration for the complexity of data that needs to be interoperable, appropriately defined, and representative of diverse communities. 

Original Release Date: July 15, 2022
Expiration Date: August 15, 2024
Review Date: August 10, 2023 by Willyanne Decormier Plosky, DrPH

Target Audience

This activity is intended for leadership, investigators, practicing providers, clinical trialists, clinical trial staff, nurse practictioners, nurses, research nurse specialists, physician assistants, clinical research coordinators, other frontline staff, regulatory and IRB committee members, and others who design, conduct, report or are responsible for clinical research.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Consider measures to evaluate progress on community engagement in clinical research
  • Build capacity for open, respectful, and clear communication
  • Review key principles of community engagement
  • Learn practical strategies for implementing and sustaining community engagement and partnership
  • Understand the complexity of “data"

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Many thanks to the following people for acting as discussants during this training series:

Dr. Narjust Duma, Associate Director, Cancer Care Equity Program, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Karen M. Emmons, Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty Director, Community Engagement Program, Harvard Catalyst

This activity is not for credit.


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