Equitable, inclusive, and evidence-based community engagement

Re-imagining Science Communication in the COVID Era and Beyond: The 5th Science of Science Communication Colloquium, hosted by the National Academies’ Standing Committee on Advancing Science Communication, featured discussions from researchers, practitioners, and community leaders about important priorities in science communication.

The 3-day event featured sessions on key challenges and promising evidence-based approaches for addressing threats to civic dialogue about science, increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion and community leadership related to science engagement, and building the capacity and culture for connecting science with social institutions, policy, and diverse communities.

This resource offers a compilation of key insights on community engagement from that event, centered on four themes:

Elevating Community Priorities and Expertise

Speakers emphasize the importance of recognizing community strengths and leveraging the knowledge and expertise of local community members.

Fostering Authentic Relationships

Learn from community leaders and scholars about ways that researchers can work to build community relationships that are mutually beneficial and long lasting for both entities.

Incentivizing & Sustaining Community Engagement

Leaders in research and philanthropy describe their perspectives on important areas for investment to advance community engagement for researchers, practitioners, and the community.

Documenting Success

Speakers share their ideas for how researchers and funders can measure success in engaging communities.

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