The HU CFAR Community Education and Engagement Programs mission is to support clinical research recruitment and retention and ensure that new and recent research findings are shared with patients and other clinicians as soon as possible. Community Programs activities are facilitated and coordinated by Wanda Allen.
- Collaboration: With community-based organizations as well as federal, state and city governmental agencies on educational symposia to include participation from diverse populations to solve complex or difficult problems as they relate to the continuum of care and treatment of HIV. The HU CFAR Community Engagement Programs has partnered with many organizations including:
- Education: To implement programs to share relevant HIV information including current findings from HIV research and clinical trials to ensure the greatest impact on the most at risk populations through small group discussions, case presentations and formal didactic presentations.
- Outreach: To bring awareness, knowledge, and resources to local communities and hard-to-reach populations in regards to HIV related issues, with an emphasis on HIV/AIDS research and clinical trials.