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Public Health Culture

Join Leonore Okwara, MPH as she discusses public health research, initiatives, and how to engage the community in it all.

Sep 23, 2020

Exciting Announcement!!!  Public Health Research Consulting, LLC will be hosting the inaugural “Research in Communities of Color Virtual Summit” October 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2020.  This year’s theme is, “Increasing Community Engagement in Research in the Black Community.”

This podcast episode gives you a sneak peak into the online event where a panel of Public Health Professionals selected based on their expertise and experience in the field, come together to share community engagement strategies, practical ways to implement research, and research sustainability on the Thinkific Virtual Learning Platform. See below for additional information and the registration link.  We hope you can join!


Overview of the Summit:

  • The inspiration came from the very important question, ”How can public health researchers improve community engagement in research in the Black community?”  The Summit was created to provide answers to this crucial question and more.
  • There will be a theme for each day with the follow presentation topics:


  • Monday, Oct 19th: Community Engagement
  • Lessons Learned from Three Community-Based Researchers
  • Improving Health Communication
  • Using Community Health Workers (CHWs) to conduct research


  • Tuesday, Oct 20th: The Research Process
  • Tips and Strategies for Building Effective Community-Based Research and Programs
  • Understanding the Informed Consent Process
  • Program Management Strategies for Success
  • Research Compliance


  • Wednesday, Oct 21st: Sustainability
  • Understanding the Importance of Health Policy in Research
  • Developing Nonprofits in Communities of Color
  • Grant Writing Essentials


Who Will Benefit from Attending the Virtual Summit?

  • Students
  • Postdocs
  • Newly funded researchers/junior investigators
  • Community members interested in learning about research


What can you expect?

  • Sessions will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the Thinkific online learning platform for you to review at your own pace.
  • Attendees will be able to engage with speakers through Zoom Q&A sessions each evening.
  • If you cannot make the live Q&A, they will all be recorded and uploaded to Thinkific so you will not miss a thing.


CHES/MCHES Continuing Education Credits Information:

  • The Summit will provide up to 5.5 category 1 continuing education credits to CHES/MCHES professionals.


Price & Registration:

  • In order to make this Summit affordable, the cost to attend is $20 if you register now for the early bird discount and will increase to $35 on October 19th.
  • You can REGISTER HERE for the inaugural “Research in Communities of Color Virtual Summit.”