Community Research Advocates (CRAs)

PROGRAM TYPE: Volunteer Role

AGES: Adults

LENGTH: About 2 hours of training. Time spent meeting with small groups to share information varies, but about 1 hour.

Community Research Advocates (CRAs) inform community members about the value of participation in health research through the Research Ready story. The Research Ready story introduces the topic of health research and how to decide whether to participate. The story focuses on three big ideas: (1) health research uses organized methods to understand disease risk and improve the health of people, (2) people of all ages and backgrounds need to take part in research so the results are safe and relevant for everyone, (3) rules and regulations protect and ensure the safety of human subjects participating in research.
As a CRA, you meet with small groups of teens through adults to share and discuss the “Research Ready” story.

How do I schedule or attend?

Visit the web page at the link below and complete the interest form.

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Meet Big Sam

Big Sam is a 40-something security guard at the high school Jazzy and Vito attend. Big Sam is worried about his health and recently found out his blood pressure is high. He covers up his worries with jokes. He lives in the apartment above Miss Georgia.

Meet Jazzy

Jazzy is a cheerful younger high school age girl. She is a cheerleader and does gymnastics. She enjoys spending time with older people and loves to bake with Miss Georgia. She has asthma and works hard to control it so she can enjoy her activities.

Meet Cardi

Cardi is a 30-something aerobics teacher at the community center who loves to help people get more fit and healthy but can be a bit too much “in your face” about it. She means well though!

Meet Vito

Vito is a plays-it-cool older high schooler who is sweet-natured at heart. He plays basketball at the community center and is friends with Jazzy. He loves pop and chips and can’t see why eating all he wants of them is a problem.

Meet Pops

Pops is a retired high school science teacher who loves to keep helping people learn about science and health. He likes to check out what everyone is doing or talking about and step in to give his opinion.

Meet Miss Georgia

Miss Georgia is a fun-loving lady in her 50’s who loves to sing, dance, and bake. She is always helping out at community events. She recently found out she has diabetes, and she is learning new ways to cook.