The Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) of the Equitas Health Institute provides an opportunity for the sexual and gender minority community to voice their insight and feedback on the Equitas Health Institute’s research aims and procedures. The valuable insight from CRAB will allow the Equitas Health Institute to better address the health disparities experienced by the sexual and gender minority community.
The Equitas Health Institute is dedicated to conducting research highlighting the need to reduce sexual and gender minority health disparities. The Equitas Health Institute believes research should be conducted with the community, not merely in it. Based on this belief, the Equitas Health Institute is committed to engaging the communities we serve in the research that impacts them.
The Equitas Health Institute is committed to selecting diverse members of CRAB. The organization will select diverse membership encompassing differing ages, income levels, gender identities, sexual orientations, race/ethnicities, HIV status, and disability status.
The mission of the Equitas Health Institute’s CRAB is to use feedback and insight from the community to reduce the prevalence of health disparities experienced by sexual and gender minorities in Ohio.
The vision of the Equitas Health Institute’s CRAB is to achieve health equity for sexual and gender minorities in Ohio through education, research, and community engagement.
Role of CRAB
- Draw from lived experiences to identify and provide insight into the health disparities disproportionately impacting sexual and gender minorities in Ohio
- Advise the Equitas Health Institute on the development of research questions
- Provide a community voice in improving current and future services to better serve the sexual and gender minority communities