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Community engaged surveys, community advisory boards, partnership building, and other people-centered strategies can strengthen the quality of research.
Creating equitable research requires a shift in researchers’ mentality on the values and practices of research and deep questioning of the status quo.
The pros and cons of using a community-engaged approach to co-design a cost study with local partners.
Insights into how a community-based approach can strengthen research and create equitable evaluation processes.
Creating racially equitable communities requires that those most affected by inequities can participate meaningfully in community development.
Four principles can help create an environment that fosters community engagement in research and policy analysis.
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If the promise of research is improved lives and more equitable policy, how can we ensure our methods uphold those priorities from beginning to end?
Volunteers help prepare bags of food to aid those in need during the coronavirus outbreak at the Arlington Food Assistance Center, on April 28, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
"How we show up for partners now will shape the future of our partnerships."
Researchers seeking to improve communities should engage with local residents in trauma-informed ways.
Research on community perceptions of police often fails to survey those who are most exposed to policing practices.

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