Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (CLaRO)

Community Engagement and Dissemination Core

The CLaRO Community Engagement and Dissemination Core (CEDc) builds on extensive networks of community partners that are essential to advancing CLaRO’s aims in Miami-Dade County.

CLaRO utilizes community-based participatory approaches to advance neighborhood capacity building and multilevel interventions that promote health and well-being in Latino communities. 

The CEDc aims to:

Conduct a community level assessment of needs, resources, and existing services related to substance abuse, violence/trauma, and HIV/AIDS in vulnerable Latinos subgroups;

Build an equitable, collaborative, and sustainable consortium of community based agencies and other stakeholders that provide SAVA advocacy and services to the targeted communities;

Develop an effective dissemination plan that (a) engages community members, partnering organizations, service providers, and other stakeholders in disseminating and translating findings from CLaRO Research Projects and Pilot Studies into sustainable community- and system-level changes and (b) delivers culturally customized messages and training to community partners and members of the target communities.