Community-engaged research modules

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Build skills and knowledge in the principles and practices of community-engaged research through these online modules.

Topics we'll cover in future modules

  • Partnership formation and maintenance.
  • Issues of power, race, class, and social justice.
  • Conflict resolution.
  • Community-engaged research’s relationship to cultural and community knowledge systems.

More about the modules

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How they can be used

How the modules can be used

  • Asynchronous individual learning.
  • Classrooms or other group learning settings.
  • Incorporated into hybrid approaches that combine modules with opportunities for in-person practice and community-academic co-learning and relationship-building.


Created by experts in community-engaged research

The modules were developed by a group of community and academic partners who have participated in community-engaged research partnerships, taught about community-engaged research and participatory processes, and led projects to build capacity for community-engaged research.


  • Susan Ann Gust, Community Knowledge Holder and Facilitator, President, Partners Three Consulting Company
  • Shannon Pergament, MPH, MSW; M. Beatriz Torres, MPH, PhD; and Bai Vue, BS, MEd, SoLaHmo Partnership for Health & Wellness.
  • Michele Allen, MD, MS, Co-Director, Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) and Co-Lead, Community & Collaboration, UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Instructional Designer: Janet Shanedling, PhD

Instructional Technologist: Susan Wolf, Med


The development of this module is supported by the University of Minnesota’s NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award: UL1TR002494.  The module contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences or the National Institutes of Health.