For The Consortium

Enhancing the Health of Our Communities and the Nation

Description:

Mission: To identify and develop effective partnerships between academic researchers and community stakeholders that allow for participation, discovery, application, and dissemination of science that improves the public's health and reduces health disparities, and to promote the translation of the results of clinical and translational research into practice and public policy.

Objectives: Linking and facilitating collaboration among community based research networks to implement research best practices; Develop capacity and methods for the translation of research results into practice across the healthcare system, including but not limited to: health services and health policy research, comparative effectiveness research, and research into the generation and implementation of evidence-based medicine.

Accomplishments:

Community Engagement Consultative Service (CECS) Phase One:

The Strategic Goal Committee Four is pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of the Community Engagement Consultative Service (CECS). CECS is designed to provide each CTSA with an expert consultant(s) in community engagement to address the CTSAs identified CE best practices of interest and need.

Partnership-Driven Resources to Improve and Enhance Research (PRIMER):

The Strategic Goal Committee Four is pleased to announce the completion of the Partnership-Driven Resources to Improve and Enhance Research (PRIMER) project. PRIMER identified and addressed research infrastructure needs that were commonly reported by Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) representatives, and those in Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRN). 

White Paper on CTSA Consortium Role in Facilitating Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER):

The Strategic Goal Committee Four is pleased to announce the completion of the White Paper on CTSA Consortium Role in Facilitating Comparative Effectiveness Research.  This White Paper focuses on how the CTSA Consortium might best facilitate comparative effectiveness research for NIH’s Institutes and Centers (ICs), other Federal agencies, outside stakeholders, and the healthcare system overall.  This White Paper offers some specific suggestions for how the CTSA Consortium might support this emerging and crucial national effort to generate, synthesize, and disseminate CER in order to improve health care decision-making and health outcomes.  

Researchers and Their Communities: The Challenge of Meaningful Community Engagement

The Strategic Goal Committee Four is pleased to announce the completion of the Best Practices in Community Engagement summary: Click to view. The report provides meeting proceedings from the CTSA Community Engagement KFC 2007-2008 regional and national workshops and conferences summarizing community engagement best practices and is now available for use and dissemination.

For citations, please use the following: Clinical and Translational Science Awards Community Engagement Key Function Committee (2009). Researchers and Their Communities: The Challenge of Meaningful Community Engagement. http://www.ctsaweb.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=committee.viewCommittee&com;_ID=3&abbr;=CEKFC

CTSA Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Capacity and Needs Assessment:

The Strategic Goal Committee Four is pleased to announce the completion of the CTSA Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Capacity and Needs Assessment.: Click to view. The report provides a finalized summary regarding the capacity for the conduct of CER in various academic health centers across the country as well as an overview of how academic institutions would utilize resources to build additional capacity to conduct CER, in terms of training or enhanced research.


Enhancing the Health of Our Communities and the Nation Participants:
Lead(s) Kathleen T. Brady (South Carolina)
Philip Greenland (Northwestern)
Harry P. Selker (Tufts)
NIH Coordinator(s) Iris Obrams (NCRR)
Betty Tai (NIDA)
Project Manager(s) Mehrnama, Sum
Participation Click to view
Next Meetings November 28, 2011
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Previous Workshops

February 23, 2011

May 27, 2010

May 26, 2010

Previous Meetings
(2011)
September 26, 2011
July 25, 2011
May 23, 2011
March 28, 2011
February 11, 2011
February 4, 2011
January 28, 2011
January 24, 2011
January 21, 2011
January 14, 2011
January 7, 2011
Previous Meetings
(2010)
December 17, 2010
November 22, 2010
November 15, 2010
October 25, 2010
September 27, 2010
July 26, 2010
June 28, 2010
May 24, 2010
April 26, 2010
March 22, 2010
February 22, 2010
January 25, 2010
Previous Meetings
(2009)
November 23, 2009
October 26, 2009
October 7, 2009
August 24, 2009
July 27, 2009
June 27, 2009
June 22, 2009
June 1, 2009
April 27, 2009
March 30, 2009
March 10, 2009
March 9, 2009
February 23, 2009
February 9, 2009
January 12, 2009
Previous Meetings
(2008)
December 15, 2008
November 18, 2008