What is Community Engagement?

"Community Engagement is the process of working collaboratively with and through groups of people affiliated by geographic proximity, special interest, or similar situations to address issues affecting the well-being of those people."

-- From the Principles of Community Engagement, CDC, 1997. 

CTSI follows the University of Minnesota's Guidance Statement on the Performance of Community-Based Research, which outlines best practices for respectful and productive relationships with our community partners.

View the video below to learn more about community-engaged research, and hear community members weigh in on what makes an effective, successful research collaboration.