The Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource (CEACR) was established to elevate best practices throughout CEAL and provide customized expertise to optimize inclusive participation across the research ecosystem. CEACR will serve as a conduit for community-engaged best practices by disseminating national CEAL resources to NIH-funded COVID-19 research teams seeking guidance. 

CEACR offers services to:  

  • CEAL sites
  • Community-based organizations (CBOs)
  • NIH-funded research teams working towards health equity

Contact CEACR to find out more.



  • Provide flexible, tailored consultations to a variety of end-users through its collaboration with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
  • Establish sustainable community-academic collaborations that address the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on minority and underserved communities
  • Assist research institutions in increasing the trustworthiness of science and health care among underserved communities
  • Conduct community-partnered research to address COVID-19 and other conditions with health inequities
  • Promote efforts toward health equity

CEACR Accomplishments

  • Convened tailored expert panels from the CEAL Alliance (CEAL team, community partners, and other experts including CCPH) to promote inclusive participation and strategies to integrate diverse populations in research opportunities
  • Featured CEAL Alliance assets through tools, training materials, and resources relevant to the consult
  • Integrated principles of trustworthiness and research reciprocity through expert guidance on equitable practices in research

CEACR Consult Topics/Services

  • Developing community-competent outreach strategies and interventions
  • Employing principles of trust and reciprocity in institutional/clinical spaces
  • Enhancing the academic/community relationship
  • Humanizing the research process
  • Designing community-engaged research studies
  • Balancing research versus community needs and interests
  • Addressing vaccine hesitancy in minority communities
  • Building an inclusive research workforce
  • Understanding barriers to inclusive participation in research

Requests for CEACR services can be made using the CEACR Consult Request Form.

Interested in lending your expertise to CEACR consultees? Send your contact information, area(s) of expertise, and availability using this CEAL Panel Interest Form.


CEACR Speaker Series Archive

The CEACR Speaker Series brings together experts from academic, clinical, and community-based settings to lead discussions focused on inclusive participation in research.

Check out the CEACR Speaker Series YouTube Playlist here


Caring for the Caregivers in Community-Partnered Research

Listen to a roundtable discussion focusing on how community partners in community- engaged research can be meaningfully supported beyond the provision of resources and equitable compensation. Learn more about how to strengthen research reciprocity and honor the need to care for community partners and team members in community- engaged research.

Watch Caring for the Caregivers in Community-Partnered Research here

Ethical Research with Community-Based Organizations

Listen to a roundtable discussion focusing on common barriers to ethical research partnerships between academic institutions and community-based organizations (CBOs). Learn more about principles and practices for increasing trustworthiness and reciprocity from both community and academic perspectives.

Watch Ethical Research with Community-Based Organizations here

Language Justice in Research

Listen to panelists from academic, clinical, and community-based settings, share insights into the importance of language interpretation services in research and medical settings. Learn more about best practices, tools, and resources for equitable engagement with individuals and communities who speak languages other than English.

Watch Language Justice in Research here

Upcoming Speaker Series Topics

  • Research and Community Workforce Development: Exploring Reciprocity
  • Community Health Deputy Model
  • Sustainability of the Community Health Worker (CHW) Model
  • What is Trustworthiness in Research?
  • Older Adults in Research

Want to be a speaker? Let us know here: CEAL Panel Interest Form Please include any topic suggestions.