Community ENgagement and PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT PLAN DEVELOPMENT

start to wonder

AS a researcher You wonder...

How you will engage the community in your study;

How you will build meaningful and sustainable relationships with the community;

How you will build trust with communities who have a historical mistrust of research;

How you can show the community that you are different and value their expertise;

How to organize and track the progress of your study effectively and efficiently;

If you have accounted for foreseeable barriers in your proposed recruitment and enrollment plan;

If you have received approval from the right people, organizations, or institutions to do the work in the community;

How you will accurately track your research budget from year to year;

How you will prepare yourself for an audit early on.

How you will engage the community in your research;

How you will build trust and meaningful relationships;

How you will show the community that you are different from the other researchers that violated their trust;

How you will organize and track the progress of your study effectively and efficiently;

If your have accounted for foreseeable barriers in your proposed recruitment and enrollment plan;

If you have received approval from the right people, organizations, or institutions to do the work in the community;

How you will accurately track your research budget from year to year;

How you will prepare yourself for an audit early on.

You begin to question everything you’ve written in your grant or research plan.

You know you need assistance, but don’t have the funds to support research staff or access to adequate trainings or resources.

So you begin to navigate through the process alone, unknowingly reinventing the wheel.

THAT'S WHERE WE COME IN

Public Health Research Consulting

We serve as the connection between your research and the community.

We help you refine your recruitment plan and develop a tailored, comprehensive, step-by-step program management plan to track, organize, and report research activities that meet the unique needs of the funder and community.

Our plan will help you manage it all alongside competing demands and avoid burnout, resulting in increased:

1. Credibility among the community, funders, and colleagues

2. Visibility within the research field

3. Sustainability of research and community trust

A clearly managed study is highly regarded by the community and colleagues.
You are seen as the expert. Confident. Trustworthy.

How It Works

Book the Discovery Call or Explore our Trainings

During this call, we will discuss the community engagement and program management challenges you are experiencing with your community-focused research study and how PHRC can help you address those challenges.

Submit the Protocol

Based on your research protocol, over a two-week period, PHRC will develop a comprehensive program management plan that will map out how to increase community engagement in your research (partnership and capacity building, participant recruitment), effectively track details of every research activity (e.g., documenting enrollment, incentives, meetings, audits, budget activities, etc.), and improve the process of reporting research outcomes to funders.

Finalize the Plan

PHRC will schedule a program management plan review meeting with you. Over the next week, you and PHRC will work on finalizing the plan. The final plan will be submitted to you as an editable document, so you can make updates if your research protocol changes.

BRAND PILLARS

credibility, brand pillars

Credibility

PHRC helps researchers build confidence in managing research studies subsequently establishing themselves as experts in their research field of choice.

PHRC helps researchers build confidence in managing research studies subsequently establishing themselves as experts in their research field of choice.

Visibility

PHRC helps researchers address barriers with research study activities before doing the work so they have more time to focus on planning upcoming studies, brainstorming publication ideas, and becoming trusted figures in the community.

PHRC helps researchers address problems with research study activities before doing the work so they have more time to focus on planning upcoming studies, brainstorming publication ideas, and becoming trusted figures in the community.

visibility, brand pillars
sustainability, brand pillars

Sustainability

Provides researchers with a detailed plan that can be adapted for future research studies, partnership development, and capacity building. 

Provides researchers with a detailed plan that can be adapted for future research studies, partnership development, and capacity building. 

How I've helped other clients

Let us equip you with a plan that will help manage research activities & identify problems before you start the work.

I trained a Graduate Research Assistant using the Public Health Research Consulting (PHRC) mapping method to define the management activities appropriate for her study.

Learning how to map out each detail helped her identify potential challenges that may arise when tracking study progress.

She knew that failing to address these barriers early on could impact the quality of her research, her well-established professional credibility, and the community trust she has worked so hard to build.

Plan out the details to organize, track & report research activities to meet funder & community needs.

In the end, this first time NIH-funded Principal Investigator received a 20-page program management plan that outlined the details of managing all aspects of her community-focused research.

It was specific to her study, but also flexible in areas so it could be adapted as the research changed.

She now knew where to start; she had clarity. She was even more confident than before. As a bonus, she was thrilled when she discovered that the plan could also be used as a training manual for future research staff and volunteers.

“This plan provides a step-by-step action plan that guides and supports the research study even before funding is received. It is both concrete when appropriate but also flexible in areas so it can easily be adapted if the course of the study changes.”

“I will definitely use this plan as a daily tool and pinnacle core resource for my study activities throughout the duration of my project.”

“I cannot speak highly enough about this service and encourage all principal investigators, especially those who hope to optimize their research time, resources, and funds, to consider using this service as they will surely benefit.”

- Jessie Wong, PhD
Program Management Plan Development

Ready for help implementing your research project?

You don’t have to figure it all out on your own.