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Get Involved:
Community Engagement

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iTHRIV is committed to helping community voices be heard by health researchers. Community input and participation is essential to producing relevant, and effective research.


There are several different programs available and participants are compensated for their contribution. 


  • Participate in a Community Engagement Studios

    • Join other community members for a facilitated conversation in an area of research in which you have experience (personal and/or care-giving). A studio typically lasts about 2 hours.

  • Be a Community Reviewer for a research project

    • Serve as a reviewer for iTHRIV Community or Pilot Grants. This may require about 4-6 hours of review per year.

  • Sign-up for ResearchMatch

    • Clinical research cannot happen without volunteers like you! ResearchMatch is an online registry that can help you find research studies that you might want to participate in.

  • Be a member of an iTHRIV Community Advisory Board

    • Serve with other community members to provide feedback on iTHRIV projects, processes, and direction. Meetings are held 4 times a year, and typically last about 1-2 hours.

How do I get involved?

Use the Community Member Interest Form to choose the program, health topic area of interest, and preferred form of communication.


Filling out the form indicates a willingness to be contacted ONLY.  iTHRIV will contact you and ASK if you would like to participate.


If you have questions, please reach out to Kris Miller, iTHRIV Partnership Manager at or 434-964-6217.


We look forward to hearing from you!

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