Although policymakers are the primary target of our research results, it is the at-risk community that is the end-user of the product or service at the centre of our research. Through a series of activities, we invite, engage and collaborate with community members to improve our research results. It is through their understanding of our intentions that trust is built up that we are able to facilitate recruitment and participant retention.
At MU-JHU, engagement with our local communities provides us with valuable input in identifying ways to improve our research results. If the interest in a particular drug is real its usage and its side effects need to be considered.
This is by helping to facilitate recruitment and participant retention. We find that by engaging community members before, during and after the study cycle they are more enthusiastic and invested in supporting planned and ongoing research. All this is possible through our continued work with the Community Advisory Board (CAB) and the Youth Trials Board (YTB).
We engage with our local community in four ways
- Community sensitisation activities
- Participant Screening and Recruitment
- Psychosocial support
- Stakeholder meetings – Study education and updates
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