A first-of-its kind educational and recreational vehicle equipped with interactive tools, healthcare information and relevant resources, insightful study data and knowledgeable experts well versed in the clinical research industry.
Starting this month, September, the Journey to Better Health ‘mobile exhibit on wheels’ is traveling to diverse communities across Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Newark and Long Island, stopping at public schools, museums, libraries, community and senior centers, places of worship and free public-health expo’s.
Community members are invited to walk through our educational exhibit and learn about the clinical research process through a variety of stations focusing on:
- Why diversity is important in clinical research
- A timeline of advancement in public health
- Study volunteers and their experiences
- Resources & take-aways for individuals interested in clinical research participation
- Questions about eligibility criteria and the informed consent process in order for individuals to make informed decisions about clinical research participation
- Potential risks and benefits
The CISCRP team trains representatives from each host community – our clinical research navigators — to answer questions, address concerns and serve as personal guides throughout the exhibit. This vehicle continues to pick up momentum as a customize, engaging experience that not only educates but also demonstrates the value we place on the public as partners in the clinical research process.
The program was recently recognized with SCOPE’s Participant Engagement Award and nominated with CARE’s Medidata Clinical Partnership of the Year as a new benchmark in partnering through collaborative clinical trial activity.
We’re grateful for Janssen Research & Development, Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson’s continued support for expansion as we visit 15 events this fall and bring the traveling exhibit vehicle to five new cities per year over the next five years as part of our Journey to Better Health consortium.
Over the fall season we traveled to and continue to travel educating and spreading clinical trial awareness:
- September 1 – Atlanta Black Pride Weekend
- September 7 – Gwinnett County Health Fair Norcross
- September 14 to September 15 – Black Women’s Expo Atlanta
- September 22 – Pain in the Pews: Mental Health and Ministry Conference
- September 27 – 4th Annual Chicago CHEC Community Forum
- October 5 – 3rd MOLA Latino Health Symposium
- October 6 – Chicago Ultimate Women’s Expo
- October 11 to October 12 – Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo
- October 31 to November 1 – TCS New York City Marathon Health & Wellness Expo
- November 2 to November 3 – New Jersey Ultimate Women’s Expo
- November 7 – AWARE for All Long Island
- November 14 – Seniors Health and Wellness Resource Fair
Mark your calendars and share these dates with colleagues, friends, and families. We look forward to seeing you. For more information on these events, please contact Ellyn Getz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by Ellyn Getz, Associate Director of Development & Community Engagement