When the first NIHR Resource Guide on Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) was published in 2019, the world was as yet untransformed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, it is even ...
Mesh, Eh!woza and Interfer are hosting three free workshops exploring interdiscipinary collaboration in health engagement. We have consolidated your ideas and need you to indicate your priority topics for discussion. Sign up to join the events and complete the survey by 2 July 2021 HERE
Our new theme area is for people looking to apply GPP in the design and implementation of their research (with a focus on COVID-19). It brings together a variety of guidelines, articles and toolkits looking at key considerations for strong engagement across the lifecycle of a research study. Visit it today HERE
Visit this new virtual exhibition which brings together painting, photography, poetry and film to explore the importance of the first 1000 days of a child's life. Complete the pre- and post-exhibtion survey to help the team evaluate the format. Visit the exhibtion HERE
The leading multi-disciplinary journal, Frontiers in Public Health, has launched a new Research Topic on Public and Community Engagement in Health Science Research: Openings and Obstacles for Listening and Responding in the Majority World. Submit your your article by 15 August 2021 and find out more HERE
Science Talks Africa is an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to improving science distribution in Africa. The goal is to create an African Science Network that fosters conversation and collaboration with the public and science practitioners. Find out more and visit the platform HERE
Published literature: How can community engagement in health research be strengthened for infectious disease outbreaks in Sub-Saharan Africa?
This new literature review, funded by ALERRT, looks at the body of knowledge around community engagement within the context of emerging infectious disease outbreaks. The authors propose three themes to facilitate effective CE initiatives. Find out more and download the paper HERE
Developed by the COVID-19 vaccine team at the University of Oxford, this animation explains how Viral Vectored and RNA Vaccines work on a cellular level in a simple way, using the relatable analogy of a Cell Factory. Watch it HERE
SSHAP (the Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform) is a programme of work focusing on the social dimensions of emergency responses. Their site has an excellent resource page as well as news and blogs. Visit the site HERE
This new tool from AVAC helps guide stakeholder engagement during the pandemic. It has been built from their Good Participatory Practice guidelines and encourages meaningful engagement within clinical research processes even within the urgent timelines of COVID-19 research. Download the guide HERE
This article published on The Conversation covers research carried out in a number of countries in Africa looking at how and why false information is shared through social media by young people. Read it HERE
This interactive Mesh learning webinar held in September 2020 explored the possibilities for community engagement with health research when we cannot meet in person. What does it take to develop ...
Hi, I'm working on a project with De Montfort University, about the challenge of public health communications during the pandemic. I'm hoping to bring together ...
Would you like to learn about visual methods for participatory engagement including Digital Storytelling and Body Mapping techniques? This free 8 module Mesh course will take you through the different approaches and how you can use them CLICK HERE
AVAC's new online learning platform, Engage, is for peer-to-peer resource sharing and collaborative learning. They offer a number of online courses including Good Participatory Practice Online Training CLICK HERE
This module from our Essential Elements of Ethics elearning course gives an overview to the principles of community engagement with research.
The course has been adapted from the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard (MRCT Center) Ethics Tool Kit.
This short course Research in Global Health Emergencies: Ethical Issues explores ethical issues that arise in the conduct of research in global health emergencies – from outbreaks of infectious diseases to natural and human-made disasters.
It is entirely based on the peer-reviewed Nuffield Council on Bioethics’ report (published January 2020).