This commentary describes the importance of community engagement throughout the translation and dissemination process, strategies for increasing it, and the steps that need to occur so that community participation is Recognized and utilized.
Darcell P. Scharff, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, Missouri.
Katherine Mathews, MD, MPH, is Chief Medical Officer, St Louis ConnectCare, St Louis, Missouri. She is also an associate professor in Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine, Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia.
Corresponding Author: Darcell Scharff, PhD, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, Salus Center, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104 (email@example.com).