Community advisory boards are essential partners in research. Their input helps align research efforts to community priorities, streamlines research ideas to address disparities, and most importantly, helps support changes that will help communities achieve health equity.
Members of community advisory boards include representatives from community, research, governmental and academic organizations; as well as individuals who bring forward the perspectives, ideas and feedback of their fellow community members.
Poster at 2014 Mayo Clinic Festival of Cultures: "Addressing Health Disparities: Research with, for and by Community Members"
This board in Olmsted County, Minnesota, advises the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS).
Patient and family advisory councils provide input on Mayo Clinic's clinical services and research programs to help ensure they meet the needs of patients and communities.