Presented by Camryn Smith (Communities in Partnership) and and Kay Jowers (Nicholas Institute).
Communities in Partnership (CIP) is a community accountable organization founded and led by those most impacted by structural racism. CIP works to address social determinants of health in East Durham through interconnected food sovereignty, entrepreneurship and workforce development, affordable housing, and leadership development programs. The organization builds solutions for its community using an equitable model for social change and partners with researchers at Duke and UNC who leverage their resources in support of CIP's community-defined outcomes. This presentation will offer perspectives on how institutional partners can use asset- and systems-based approaches to engaging with community and discuss the range of engagement strategies CIP and its university partners use to create just community-based research partnerships.