Our Services 

The NJ ACTS Community Engagement Core (CEC) plays a pivotal role in fostering collaborative academic-community research partnerships and enhancing public knowledge of and trust in clinical and translational research. 

We help develop trusted academic-community collaborations.


If you’re interested in working with us, click here to make a request. 

Our consultations are free, and the information you provide is confidential. 


How can we help you? 

For researchers, we provide consultation services to discuss community-engaged research priorities – design, implementation and dissemination. 

For community organizationswe recognize how essential community expertise is to informing researchBuilding research-community partnerships helps translate research into practice that leads to improved health and well-being for all. 


What does it look like?

We’re committed to strengthening the working relationships between researchers and community stakeholders. 

One-on-One Consultation 
The CEC helps researchers obtain project-specific input from research, community and patient stakeholders to enhance research design, implementation, and dissemination. 

Community Engagement Studios
Our Community Engagement Studios provide a structured approach to engaging members of the community for their meaningful guidance and input on specific research ideas or studies.
To see a salon in action, please click here. 

The CEC can connect you to experts through our Network of Networks. We help build and sustain long-lasting relationships.