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Community Engagement Advisory Board Consultation

What is the CEAB? Heading link

The Community Engagement Advisory Board (CEAB) provides interactive feedback on community engagement in health research, participant recruitment and retention strategies, and dissemination of study findings. In addition to UIC faculty and staff, community organizations, local nonprofit health researchers, and faculty and students from other Chicago universities can benefit from CEAB consultations.

The board is comprised of both academic health researchers and community leaders. Members contribute a wide range of professional and lived expertise, including working with diverse racial groups, youth, LGBT, veterans, immigrants, and a wide range of medical and mental health conditions.

CEAB Pride Points Heading link

  • 7 CEAB members have published books or academic articles

  • 6 members speak multiple languages

  • 26 diverse Chicagoland community members comprise the board

The CEAB was helpful for hearing alternate perspectives that challenge the researcher to envision different ways to think about or conceptualize the current project.

Dr. Saria Lofton  |  Assistant Professor, Department of Health Systems Science, UIC College of Nursing

How can the CEAB support my project? Heading link

The CEAB can help:

  • Provide strategies for recruitment and retention plans in any type of human research study
  • Give feedback on promotional materials, questionnaires, surveys and interview guides, including culturally appropriate language and approaches
  • Improve the recruitment and retention rates of minority participants
  • Identify and facilitate connections with community partners
  • Review research protocols to optimize community involvement and interaction
  • Suggest strategies for integrating findings into community practice programs
  • Offer recommendations for disseminating research results and integrating findings into the real world