The Community Engagement Institute (CEI) is an annual full-day symposium focused on issues related to health equity and social justice. The CEI examines the importance of why and how community engagement and collaboration are effective in social/behavioral research and essential in community building practices. 

CEI 2016

CEI hosted its 3rd Annual Conference on October 14, 2016, in Birmingham, AL. The theme was "The Journey to Justice: Expanding the Possibilities" (#CEI2016). Please see our recap of the event, including results from our CEI evaluation form. 

For additional CEI highlights see the CCTS Digest article, "3rd Annual CEI Engages Stakeholders from across the Region and Beyond." 

You can watch Kevin Powell's powerful presentation and Rep. Jeramey Anderson's stirring exploration of justice on our CCTS YouTube channel

Slides from some of our outstanding breakout sessions are also available:

For more information about our sessions, check out our 2016 Final Agenda.

For more information or questions concerning CEI 2016, or our 4th Annual CEI to be held Fall 2017, contact Shauntice Allen, PhD, at sallen1@uab.edu or call 205-996-6915.

CEI 2016 Photo Highlights

posterPoster presenters and attendees at the 3rd Annual CEI

jermaineUniversity of Montevallo Assistant Professor Dr. Jermaine Mitchell

signingCEI attendees wait for author and CEI keynote speaker Kevin Powell to sign copies of his book, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood.

biasActivist and Minister T. Marie King leading a session on implicit biases

jerameyRep. Jeramey Anderson, the youngest African America ever elected to a U.S. legislative body when he won a seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives in 2013, explored the role of justice in “making America exceptional” in his keynote presentation at lunch.