When University of Minnesota researchers and local organizations collaborate, they can address health issues in ways that are truly relevant to the community.
CTSI’s Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) team provides infrastructure and support so University researchers and community representatives—including nonprofits, clinics, physicians, and advocates—can work together.
Community Health Authentic Talks Sessions
Community Health Authentic Talk (CHAT) sessions are virtual conversations which elevate and center the lived experiences of community members to assist researchers in their health-related research.
- Arms researchers with powerful insights that can inform their studies.
- Gives Minnesotans a meaningful way to contribute and learn more about research.
Best practices, tools, and other resources
Explore free, online resources for community-University research teams, such as:
- Best practices
- Analysis tools
- Dissemination guidance
- Training materials
- Guiding principles
Expert consultations and matching
- Insights from experts on your topic of interest.
- Guidance on strategies, proposals, and protocols.
- Connections to potential research partners; we connect University researchers to community collaborators and vice versa.
- Access to population-based datasets.
“CTSI support formalized our University-community partnership, which was critical to our ability to make a nationwide impact with our work.”
Grantee Katy Kozhimannil, PhD, whose work improved access to doula care for women across the country.