The first seminar in the Carolina Seminar Series: “Science meets society at the intersection between precision medicine and justice, equity, and inclusion.”
Empowering trust: Insights from Community Engagement Initiatives
Community engagement continues to be a critical component in genomic medicine and precision health research where the overall goal is to improve health outcomes of communities. The translation of findings into practice and implementation depends heavily on stakeholder engagement throughout the research process. In this seminar session on Wednesday, November 8th, we explored insights gained from various engagement strategies and how appropriate incorporation of community stakeholders’ insights can improve the relevance and usefulness of genomic medicine and precision health research. Speakers and panelists shared their perspectives on community engagement, discussed strategies to address the gaps that remain, and how to address the challenge of hesitancy among some communities.
Speaker: Mya Roberson, MSPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, UNC-Chapel Hill
Panelists: Laura Crandon, Patient Advocate, Founder, Touch4Life
Langston Harrison, Immunization Equity Health Educator, NC Department of Health and Human Services
Julianne O’Daniel, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, UNC-Chapel Hill
Erin Song, Member, Age-Based Genomic Screening Community Research Board
To view a recording of the seminar, please visit https://www.med.unc.edu/ppmh/2023/11/seminar-recording-empowering-trust-insights-from-community-engagement-initiatives/.