The Community Engagement Working Group (CEWG) is composed of leaders and relevant stakeholders from each funded center who meet monthly. Leadership of the CEWG will rotate on an annual basis between the 11 centers. We strive to ensure that co-leadership of the CEWG is shared between academic and community partners. The CEWG's work is coordinated by the Research Coordinating Center's Community Engagement Unit.
- Opportunities for collaboration
- Identifying structural challenges in Community Engagement
- Sharing best practices and lessons learned
- Accelerating the development of subcommittees to develop manuscripts, Op-Eds and other forms of communications to promote new approaches to community engagement
Evaluation Metrics Subcommittee
The Evaluation Metrics Subcommittee is comprised of self-identiﬁed members of the CEWG. It is charged with vetting, selecting, and paring down a suite of evaluation metrics for all consortium members to collect over the life of the award. The subcommittee meets on a monthly basis and vets a list of validated Community Engagement measures that capture and characterize a commitment to community partner involvement at all levels of the research process including: crafting RFAs (pilot studies); reviewing proposals; participating on research teams; crafting questions; participating in data collection, analysis, interpretation and drafting of manuscripts, white papers and other opinion pieces.