Bridging Community- Academic Partnerships

The BU Community Engagement Program is rooted in the belief that partnership development is a continuous process. Our partnership activities are rooted in the Index of Community Engagement Techniques, which organizes engagement into 5 categories:

Our partnership activities include

  • Convening a Community Advisory Board representative of our neighboring communities and the communities we serve
  • Patient Advisory Groups comprised of patients with similar diagnoses or conditions
  • Pilot funding to support community-engaged researchers in their research activities
  • Hosting community forums
  • Consultations with community partners
  • Being active participants in community events and meetings

Partnership Activities