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Community Liaison Council (CLC)
Community Liaison Council Mission Statement
The mission of the CFAR Community Liaison Council is to support open communication between CFAR researchers and community members to ensure that HIV-related research findings are shared with the community and community concerns are shared with HIV researchers to promote health equity in the South. The Council does this by collaborating with CFAR researchers, by participating in community outreach events, and by recognizing community, policy, research, and youth leaders in the response to HIV.
The Community Liaison Council (CLC) is a CFAR advisory body comprising community advocates, local HIV service organization leaders, public health experts, and people living with or at risk for HIV from diverse communities that reflect the metro-Atlanta epidemic. To uphold inclusive representation, the CLC intentionally recruits members from the communities listed above who have an interest in advancing HIV research with significant community impact. The CLC supports open communication between HIV researchers and key stakeholders, helps CFAR Members ensure research ideas are relevant and responsive to community needs, and shares CFAR-supported research findings with the community.
Key Activities of the CLC
- Study recruitment and/or materials
- Community Advisory Board development and/or management
- Community engagement strategy
- Research proposal feedback calls and/or meetings with HIV investigators
- Letter of support from CLC leadership
CLC Leadership and Members
Damaris Henderson (she/her/hers)
Community Engagement Specialist, SisterLove Inc.
Gender Inclusive Program Manager, Positive Impact Health Centers
Evan Farnsworth, RN (he/him/his)
Emory Healthcare Information Services
Shannon Clawson, MPH (they/them/theirs)
Statewide Outreach Manager, Georgia Equality
Gwen Davies, PhD (she/her/hers)
Behavioral Health Director, Positive Impact Health Centers
Daniel Henry (he/his/they/theirs)
Lead Community Museum Docent and Studio Coordinator, REMERGE
Founder & Executive Director, H.Y.P.E. to Empower, Inc.
Contact the CLC
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Center for AIDS Research at Emory University
1518 Clifton Rd, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-4201
404.727.2924 | firstname.lastname@example.org