As you may know, COAH received a Diversity Innovation Grant (DIG) to provide free training for up to 20 JHU/JHM frontline research staff members on best practices to increase volunteer participation among diverse older adults; in particular, the training’s curriculum focuses on culturally-aware material pertaining to research sensitivities among racial/ethnic minority groups and individuals from LGBTQ+ communities.
The curriculum involves:
- A pre-training Zoom meeting
- A brief pre-training survey
- Two required online courses:
- Faster Together, Enhancing the Recruitment of Minorities in Clinical Trials
- SAGECare LGBTQ+ Training Course on Supporting LGBTQ+ Older Adults
- An optional course:
- Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ Older Adults
- A post-training survey
- A post-training group discussion
All training must be completed during the spring term.
Because participation is capped at 20 people, there is an application and approval process for enrollment in this program. Applications are due by February 28th. Apply via this online form. Later that week, applicants will be selected and notified about the status of their application.
COAH will hold an online information session on Monday February 27th via Zoom at 1pm est; contact Brian Buta to sign up for it, or if you have any questions about this training program whatsoever.
Many thanks to the JHU Diversity Leadership Council for looking favorably upon our DIG proposal, and to the broader JHU community for their crowd-sourced support of training for staff to bolster efforts aimed at recruiting diverse older adults to university-wide research studies.