STREAM Clinical trial
STREAM Community Engagement aims to create opportunity for communication and cooperation among local stakeholders. Through community engagement, local communities can be involved in study implementation. Consequently, they can maximize benefits gained for the local community while giving researchers a realistic perspective of local health system functions that aids in successful study completion. Community engagement improves research literacy in the communities, builds sustainable partnerships, and provides legitimacy to study goals and objectives. Ultimately, this will generate advocacy around study results and help to legitimize the implementation of study results in the local health system. Play the video below to learn about STREAM Community Engagement:
Community engagement training materials and resources have been developed for use by Community Advisory Board members and STREAM Trial staff. You can find them here.
Community engagement is planned for all anticipated future STREAM Trial sites and are currently underway in:
- South Africa