WHAT WE DO
The Community Outreach, Dissemination, and Education (CODE) Office at the UNC Center for AIDS Research connects the UNC CFAR to local communities, to the media, to people living with HIV and their families, to students, to research partners and investigators, and to other universities and organizations across the country.
The CODE Office enhances the impact of CFAR research by making it accessible, practical and sustainable.
Community Outreach & Engagement
The CODE Office partners and works closely with community-based organizations to establish and grow strong relationships based on equity, trust, and accountability. Through these partnerships, the CODE Office works to translate research findings in to direct applications, to create mutual understandings of research, amplify community voices in research decision-making, and to support community-driven work around HIV/AIDS.
The CODE Office disseminates research information to community stakeholders, agencies, academic institutions, students, research partners, and individuals, including those living with HIV/AIDS, and works with community partners to develop methods of dissemination that are culturally-relevant and contextual. The CODE Office organizes conferences and symposiums to share recent findings from CFAR-led research, reaching a wide array of user individuals and institutions.
The CODE Office offers educational opportunities for both on- and off-campus communities. Through these endeavors we seek to equip communities with knowledge and information, community organizations and schools with tools and resources, and to develop and produce future HIV/AIDS research investigators. Through our partnerships with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other colleges and universities, we work to mobilize students to be agents of change.