Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Center (SIRC) serves a variety of critically important roles in support of the Center’s mission to prevent and reduce the burden of health disparities on the overall quality of life among communities of the Southwest. 

CAB Mission

To advise SIRC leadership and serve as a liaison between SIRC and the larger community.

CAB Goals

  • To facilitate the communication and collaboration between university-based researchers and community based partners about health disparities.
  • To improve outcomes of interventions and services through the implementation of research projects that foster innovation, sustainability and translations into real world settings and daily practice.
  • To enhance public information, outreach and dissemination between community health representatives and healthcare providers, policy makers, the lay community and research investigators to develop appropriate research, education and delivery of programs.

CAB Meetings

The CAB meets four times a year in the SIRC office. Additionally, members are expected to participate on at least one of the four standing subcommittees, see CAB Communities.