Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource (CEACR)

Best Practices & Innovations in Inclusive
Participation in Research


 CCPH partners with the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to support the NIH Community Engagement Alliance Consultative Resource (CEACR), pronounced “seeker.”

The goal of CEACR is to advance inclusive participation in research by delivering training, technical assistance, and expert guidance in community engagement principles and practices to NIH-funded research teams. CEACR will uplift assets, tools, and resources developed by the CEAL Alliance to promote principles of trustworthiness and research reciprocity.

Visit the CEACR website for information on how to request a consultation or join an expert panel.
See below for news, updates, and links to our 2022 Speaker Series.


Al Richmond, MSW

CCPH Executive Director


Paige Castro-Reyes, B.A., B.S.

Deputy Director

Emily D. Finley, MPH

Program Coordinator

Our Partners at Pitt CTSI

Elizabeth Miller,

Co-Principal Investigator
Co-Director, Community PARTners (Community Engagement) Core, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Mylynda B. Massart,

Co-Principal Investigator
Medical Director, UPMC Primary Care
Precision Medicine Center  
Institute for Precision Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Nadia L. Jones

Senior Project Coordinator
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
University of Pittsburgh

CEACR News and Webinars

The COVID-19 pandemic response has created new funding opportunities for community-engaged research and community-academic partnerships. When contracting with major institutions, community-based organizations often experience complex administrative processes, delays in funding, and other fiscal barriers. This webinar provides models and recommendations for new approaches to partner compensation rooted in transparency, reciprocity, power-sharing, and trustworthiness.