Mesh is working in partnership with colleagues at the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) to develop a new interactive online training course to introduce learners to the principles and practice of Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) with Global Health Research. The aim is to make the course freely available to all by early 2022.

We know that global health research staff, those applying for research grants, engagement leads, field workers and many other groups would value more tailored training in CEI theory and approaches. We want to ensure the new course meets your needs and we work with you to co-produce it.

What should be included in a new Community Engagement and Involvement learning resource?

Previous evaluation work carried out by the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, investigations by the Wellcome Trust-funded REAL Community Engagement Realist Review, and scoping work by Mesh have all identified a number of common issues or themes that could be explored within an introduction to CEI online course. We would like you to help us priorise these topics, identify gaps and direct us to exisiting materials.

Please complete this short survey by 12 April 2021, share your ideas and resources, and let us know if you'd like to get involved in the next stages.



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