HOMER uses a community-based participatory research approach and will work with a Community Advisory Council to help guide and inform all aspects of the study. The HOMER Community Partners attend regular online meetings every 3-6 weeks in order to work with and advise the researchers at the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
So far, council members have worked with the academic research team in partnership to:
As the study progresses, the council will help:
The 15 community partners are located in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, and New York, and include the diverse perspectives of pharmacists, clinicians, office managers, hospital staff, farmers, addiction treatment case managers, and probation officers, including members with lived addiction and Medical Assisted Treatment experience.
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