Lunch & Learn: Community Advisory Boards

Aug 10, 2023 | Community Engagement, Community-Academic Partnerships, Lunch & Learn, Training, Video, Webinars | 0 comments

Community Advisory Boards was a lively and insightful panel discussion that invited attendees to co-create shared learning and decision-making spaces that prioritized community expertise, labor, and support to address community-identified needs. CCPH shared real strategies to address the logistical challenges and power dynamics of creating and maintaining a community advisory board.

By participating in this session, we hope that attendees are able to describe community advisory boards and their roles in community-based participatory research, outline key considerations for forming and sustaining a community advisory board, and list examples of community advisory board creation, guidance, and evaluation in practice settings.

Participants received a key takeaway one-pager with quotes from the wonderful panelists, a slide deck with additional resources, and a community advisory board toolkit from the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Attendees are encouraged to use the ideas and practices discussed during the panel discussion to create meaningful community connections and create community advisory boards in their own work.

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CTSI makes community health a priority. We bridge the gap between researchers and the community by partnering with diverse community members and organizations to build on a community’s strengths, as well as learn about health topics.

Keri Revens, Phd

Dr. Keri Revens is a community health researcher with expertise in Latino immigrant health and community-based participatory research (CBPR). Dr. Revens was inducted into the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, UNC Charlotte Chapter, in 2022. Dr. Revens is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) with 15 years of work experience in health education, public health, and community health research. Dr. Revens has 6 scientific publications and has done numerous professional conference presentations.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Health Education from Appalachian State University, a Master of Science in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Public Health from the University of Bristol, UK, and a Ph.D. in Public Health Sciences from UNC Charlotte. Dr. Revens is a Research Professor at UNC Charlotte and the Founder and Director of Camino Research Institute, overseeing quantitative and qualitative research projects with Latino immigrants using CBPR. She also oversees program evaluation and quality assurance for seven departments across Camino, a nonprofit providing integrated health and human services to Latino communities in the Greater Charlotte Region. Dr. Revens assists with obtaining private, local, state, and federal funding through grants and contracts and provides guidance on data-driven decision-making across the organization.