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Capacity Building

SIG is committed to formalizing our partnerships with community service providers and consumers in carrying out research and in generating plans for future research projects with the community collaboration core. Community service providers and consumers provide ongoing feedback and consultation on all aspects of designing and implementing research, including: the overall study design, measurement, interventions, recruitment and engagement strategies, human subjects and consent procedures, training of facilitators, quality assurance, dissemination plans, translation of key study findings into practice and planning next steps for future research. The extensive involvement of community service providers and consumers from the inception to the completion of studies helps to ensure a more seamless transition between research and practice.   Furthermore, SIG seeks to extend its role in building the capacity of community providers to conduct evaluation research and write competitive grants. SIG also aims to expand its efforts to translate SIG findings into practitioner and consumer friendly literature and to bring effective interventions to “real world” community settings where they can be applied.

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Capacity Building Team