Community engagement

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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.


Funds for community-University partnerships stimulates new research in community and population health.

Funding programs

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
  • Checklists
  • Guiding principles

Resources for community-engaged research

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Training modules: Equity-grounded community-engaged research

Learn how to pursue a community-academic research partnership that drives meaningful change.

Training modules