Community Engagement

Community participation and engagement are critical in the conduct of scientific research.  There is mutual benefit to communities and researchers when both parties work together throughout the scientific research process.  In the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), community participation occurs throughout the Network, community and site levels through various mechanisms that include representation on the Ethics Working Group, the Science Review Committee and protocol teams.

 "Where there is community participation in research, human capacity is built, with the ultimate results being self-determination, self-reliance, and a high self-esteem." (Janet Frohlich, former HPTN CWG Co-Chair)

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Community Programs Team

For technical assistance or additional information, contact the HPTN LOC Community Engagement Program Staff:

Jonathan Lucas,  Senior Community Programs Manager, FHI 360

Rhonda White, Senior Community Programs Manager, FHI 360

Marcus Bolton, Senior Community Programs Manager, FHI 360

Cheryl Blanchette, Community Programs Manager, FHI 360

Jontraye Davis, Community Programs Manager, FHI 360

Abraham Johnson, Community Programs Associate, FHI 360

Nikkia Morrison, Administrative Assistant II, FHI 360

Melissa Turner, HPTN Community Working Group Chair 

Ntando Yola, HPTN Community Working Group Co-Chair

Community Toolbox

The Community Toolbox provides program templates and guidance documents for HPTN Community members, as well as resources intended to link researchers and communities together in the effort to prevent HIV.

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