COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CORE OVERVIEW
NJACTS draws leading academic, industry and community groups together to understand and address the health needs of New Jersey. Central to this is engagement with our community to ensure that our efforts respond to their priorities. Our goal is to conduct research with the New Jersey community, in the community and for the community, and yet, have impact beyond our state’s boundaries.
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Resource for Investigators – CTSA Compendium of D&I Catalogs
Dissemination and implementation (D&I) research focuses on translating evidence-based interventions into real-world settings to improve health outcomes in the broader community.
An open-source CTSA Compendium of D&I Catalogs has been developed by the Clinical & Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program’s “Advancing Dissemination and Implementation Sciences in CTSAs” working group to support investigators at any stage of their D&I skill-building journey. It provides a curated list of resource catalogs relevant to the conduct of D&I science. The materials include frameworks/theories/models, methods/measures, funding resources, practice resources, training, and health equity resources. Click here to learn more.
CIRTification – A New Alternative to CITI for Community Partners
The rollout of CIRTification at Rutgers has begun. The CIRTification program provides research ethics training alternative for individuals in community organizations, with limited understanding of conducting human research and protecting potential research participants. This option provides training that focuses on establishing the skills in community partners to conduct human subject research effectively and safely in their communities.
To learn more about the program at Rutgers, please visit this link CIRTification.
NJ ACTS COMMUNITY SCIENTIST PROGRAM
This program is designed to provide researchers with rapid feedback from expert community members to ensure their research projects are culturally appropriate and relevant to the community.
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NJ HEROES TOO
Through the ongoing New Jersey Healthcare Essential Worker Outreach and Education Study – Testing Overlooked Occupations (NJ HEROES TOO), we have gained a wealth of data on COVID-19’s effects, gleaned valuable learnings on attitudes toward testing and vaccines, and improved COVID-19 awareness in underserved communities.
Virtual Community Engagement Salon The NJ ACTS CEC Virtual Community Engagement Salons bring researchers together with patients, community members and health care stakeholders to actively participate in cross-talk — to incubate ideas for engagement in the...
Rutgers and Quest Diagnostics are expanding their collaboration to further improve access to critical primary care services for uninsured patients of the university’s (H.O.P.E.) Clinic in Plainfield. Resources from the Quest Diagnostics Foundation will enable the...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially recommended almost every American get an updated COVID-19 vaccination. Dr. Mandy Cohen, the director of the CDC, said, “We have more tools than ever to prevent the worst outcomes from COVID-19. The CDC is...
The Pennsylvania Department of Health says flu season begins the 40th week of the year, on Oct. 2. However, some cases are already popping up locally. What will this year's flu season look like? Predictions vary, a bit. "The expectation is that it's going to be a bad...
A Rutgers neuroscientist is working to develop a non-opioid pain medication that—if successful—could provide relief to patients without the risk of addiction. David Barker, a professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, studies the pathways...
Doctors believe there could be another “tripledemic” this winter with COVID-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and are urging individuals to protect themselves by getting vaccinated. David Cennimo, an infectious disease expert at Rutgers New Jersey Medical...