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Engagement of Communities

Southern Commonweal JacksonSouthern Commonweal members gathered at the inaugural meeting in Jackson, AL.Formerly known as the CCTS Regional Community Engagement Consortium, the Southern Commonweal integrates community engagement efforts across the CCTS Partner Network, a region that includes Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. 

Team Engagement

Each CCTS Partner institution is represented on the Commonweal by a community member and an investigator who participate in quarterly meetings to help define common challenges, such as health disparities; share best practices; and align research, training, and outreach activities. 

Commonweal members meet quarterly; two meetings are virtual and two are face-to-face in central locations. Commonweal co-chairs attend monthly video conferences and provide bimonthly reviews of progress to the CCTS Partner Network Executive Council. 


Faith Fletcher, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Behavior