This publication was developed as part of the work of the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium’s Community Engagement Key Function Committee. Recognizing that community involvement is essential to the identification of health concerns and interventions, the Committee created a task force on updating the 1997 publication Principles of Community Engagement, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. This project has been funded in whole with federal funds from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health, through the CTSA program, part of the Roadmap Initiative, Re-Engineering the Clinical Research Enterprise. The manuscript was approved by the CTSA Consortium Publications Committee. Publication development was a collaborative effort of the CTSA Community Engagement Key Function Committee, which included members from the National Institutes of Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This publication is in the public domain and may be reprinted or copied without permission.
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The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, or the National Institutes of Health.
Editorial support was provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act supplemental funding to the Duke CTSA, grant number UL1RR024128, and by Palladian Partners, Inc., contract number 3035468.
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