Centering Racial Equity and Community Voice to Improve Research Development, Execution, and Analysis
Over the last two years, Urban Institute researchers have developed a Community Advisory Board to help identify ways to center racial equity in quantitative and qualitative research. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in collaboration with Community Catalyst’s Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation, Urban launched this diverse board in late 2020. The board’s goal is to improve the salience and impact of Urban’s research by helping researchers incorporate the voices of people with lived experience as researchers develop, execute, analyze, and disseminate their research and policy analyses and identify solutions that can equitably improve outcomes on the ground.
Please join the Urban Institute for a conversation about the Community Advisory Board’s structure and evolution and the successes and lessons learned through the ongoing collaboration. This event will feature insights from Urban researchers and members of the Community Advisory Board, highlighting the benefits to funders and researchers from supporting such partnerships.
Eva H. Allen, Member, Urban Institute Equity Project Research team
Crystal Evans, Member, Urban Institute Equity Project Community Advisory Board
Anuj Gangopadhyaya, Member, Urban Institute Equity Project Research team
Myriam Hernandez-Jennings, Director of External Programs, Equity and Engagement, Community Catalyst
Drayton Jackson, Member, Urban Institute Equity Project Community Advisory Board
Genevieve M. Kenney, Research Lead, Urban Institute Equity Project Research team
Mona N. Shah, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Kimá Joy Taylor, CAB lead, Urban Institute Equity Project Research team
Grace Wilkins, Member, Urban Institute Equity Project Community Advisory Board
Support for this event is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For more information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles, go to urban.org/fundingprinciples.
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