Relationship Development and Support

Research Partnerships with Community Health Centers

This document contains background and questions to consider when forming and building research partnerships involving community health centers and research teams. Includes considerations related to community health center research motivation, infrastructure, partner identification, capacity building, etc. Download Research with Community Health Centers (pdf)

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Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Sample with Community Health Center

Partnerships are strongly encouraged to develop a MOU or some other type of written partnership document. Having a written document which records the agreements made by the partnership is an invaluable way to minimize disagreements and can be helpful when bringing new individuals into an established partnership. This is an example of a MOU between […]

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Research Collaboration Questionnaire Examples

This document contains examples of questionnaires that community health centers ask research investigators/teams to complete if they are interested in conducting research at or with their health center. Related Directory Resource: Reviewing & Considering Research Requests from Academics CHC ResearchCollaborationQuestionnaires (pdf)  

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Starting up Community Advisory Board/Steering Committee

This resource shares some things to consider when starting up a community advisory board or steering committee. Discussing and communicating about these types of items may improve the health of the partnership and avoid conflict later.

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Community, Patient, and Clinician Engagement in Research: Key Considerations & FAQs

This document provides a series of key considerations related to incorporating engagement into different phases of a research project: 1) Getting Started, 2) Implementation, and 3) Dissemination. These are intended to be useful regardless of the type and amount of engagement a research project uses. The document is also intended to be a resource for preparing grant applications that require or suggest patient/community/stakeholder engagement. It is framed for academic researchers but may be useful to review for community partners as well.

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Building Healthy Partner Relationships

This document describes concepts and questions to consider when starting and building healthy relationships with partners. It also provides tips related to avoiding and dealing with conflicts among partners. Download Building Healthy Partner Relationships (PDF)

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