The Community Engagement Core is the communication channel for the exchange of ideas between researchers and community partners regarding how to address disparities in communities.


The goals of the Community Engagement Core are:

  • To establish a Community Stakeholder Advisory Council to support and expand working relationships among C3EN investigators and community stakeholders such as: community-based health care providers, community-and faith-based organizations and public health departments.
  • To develop a community-based research network structured around C3EN investigators and community stakeholders that will establish priorities for community-based research topics and facilitate partnerships between community stakeholders and early stage health disparities researchers.
  • To develop a process and platform for the dissemination of actionable research results from C3EN projects to network members and the Chicago region.