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Community Engagement

Our local community centers the work of the Emory CFAR. Through efforts of community-engaged investigators and the Emory CFAR Community Liaison Council, community involvement in HIV research at the Emory is evolving to be a multidirectional conversation starting at the initial brainstorming and proposal development stage to advance science in partnership with community. This growth will continue as the CFAR and CLC work to elevate community partners as an essential component of successful team science at Emory.

Community input and engagement are essential to ensure the Emory CFAR meets its mission. To facilitate this important work, the CFAR supports a Community Advisory Board (CAB) renamed the Community Liaison Council (CLC). This name reflects the CLC’s unique role as the bridge between academia and the local community.

Likewise, the CFAR CLC provides technical support and/or otherwise partners with several HIV research-related community advisory boards (CAB) at Emory. The Emory CFAR and its CLC also support community-engaged HIV research through the Emory CFAR Health Equity Scientific Working Group and the NIH-funded ERASE-HIV Martin Delaney Collaboratory. See below for more information.

Partner HIV Research Community Advisory Boards at Emory:

HIV Resources for the Community:

The Emory CFAR proudly produces Key Contacts — a resource guide of agencies, organizations, and community leaders in Metro-Atlanta and Georgia who provide HIV prevention, treatment, and care services. Access a digital copy of the latest edition > 

To order printed copies of the latest edition, please email Jenny Anderson.

Community Involvement in Health Equity Research:

Through its Healthy Equity Scientific Working Group (SWG), the CFAR brings together HIV researchers and students from Emory and Morehouse School of Medicine with community members from across Georgia to discuss and advance research that promotes health equity in HIV prevention, treatment, and care. All are welcome to join and participate in SWG activities.

Learn more about the Healthy Equity SWG here >

Community Involvement in HIV Cure Research:

The CFAR and its CLC are honored to collaborate with the newly NIH-funded ERASE-HIV Martin Delaney Collaboratory at Emory and its community partner, SisterLove, Inc. — a leading Atlanta-based HIV policy and advocacy group — to promote community engagement in research efforts to find a cure for HIV. The mission of ERASE-HIV is to bridge basic science, clinical research, and community engagement to achieve the most optimal interventions for HIV cure, and the Collaboratory will accomplish this through events and activities that include active community participation and feedback.

Learn more about ERASE-HIV >

Follow along with ERASE-HIV >

Learn more about SisterLove, Inc. >

Get Involved

Are you interested in joining the CLC or connecting to one of the other CABs listed above? CLICK HERE to complete a member interest form.

Do you want to help advance HIV research that addresses health disparities in our communities? Learn more about and/or joining the CFAR Health Equity SWG by signing up for their contact list >

Learn More

To learn more about the Emory CFAR Community Liaison Council and their efforts to foster relationships between Emory researchers and the communities they serve, CLICK HERE.

Contact Us

Center for AIDS Research at Emory University
1518 Clifton Rd, NE
R. Randall Rollins Building, R558
Mailstop: 1518-002-5CC
Atlanta, GA 30322-4201
404.727.2924  |  cfaradmin@emory.edu