The principal objective of the Community Engagement and Research Component (CERC) is to improve the health of New York City Residents by incorporating the community into all aspects of the translational research process, disseminating best practices, engaging the community around specific projects and increasing minority representation in research studies.
To accomplish these goals, CERC offers a variety of resources to investigators and community engagement/outreach programs to the communities of New York City.
The below programs are free to communities, and provide a variety of health services, education and assistance to community members. Please click on the links below for more information about each program.
Community Interactive Videoconferencing (CIVIC): A free health education program where a variety of health experts deliver interactive informal town hall style talks on health related topics through videoconferencing.
The Weill Cornell Heart-to-Heart Community Outreach Campaign (H2H): A free health screening and follow up intervention program that seeks to identify new and undertreated cases of diabetes, heart disease and eye disease.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (OOPP): An initiative aimed to reduce the number of Opioid related drug overdoses through education, training and free Naloxone distribution.
Community Research Academy CRA: A free online course designed to introduce community members to the translational research process through lectures with research professionals.