Welcome to our REDRESS community engagement and involvement (CEI) webpage where you can stay up to date with all our CEI activities.

Please click here to see a blog about why CEI is important to REDRESS and how it informs our work.

REDRESS defines CEI as “the meaningful, respectful, and fit-for purpose involvement of a range of community members in one or more aspects of the research project.”

Participation of people affected by severe stigmatising skin diseases (SSSD) is at the heart of REDRESS. By taking a person centred approach that prioritises community engagement we ensure that affected persons and other often unheard voices have opportunity for meaningful and equal participation in all our programme activities. This includes involving them as active participants in making decisions about research study design and the development and implementation of interventions that seek to strengthen health systems to provide care for people affected by SSSDs.
 

Within REDRESS we work with a number of key communities to achieve meaningful CEI and have identified five initial priority areas for community engagement which are pictured below:

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1. Establishing community advisory boards within each implementation county and at national level

2. Establishing a Ministry of Health technical advisory board which includes key stakeholders from relevant divisions within the MoH

3. Involving people affected, and other community actors as peer researchers

4. Using participatory methods to elevate and listen to community voices

5. Sharing learning with other NTD actors and the general public in Liberia and beyond

We hope you enjoy exploring the webpage and finding out more about community engagement within REDRESS. Please click on our interactive icons below to explore some of our CEI knowledge products.

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Community Engagement Videos

Introducing REDRESS

REDRESS colleagues and those affected by severe stigmatising skin diseases introduce the project

Medicine, Children, and Skin Disease: A moral journey

REDRESS's Dr Laura Dean discusses the stigma and burden of skin disease and what we can do about it as part of the Pint of Science public engagement series

Community Health Worker (CHW) Central Webinar

REDRESS co-researchers discuss their experiences of conducting the REDRESS photovoice study in Liberia

Supporting the Comprehensive Fight against Skin NTDs: Gender and Mental Health

REDRESS UK and Liberia project leads and researchers explain how REDRESS supports the comprehensive Flight against Skin NTDs with a focus on gender and mental health. Video created for ANESVAD workshop.

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Prize-winning poster by REDRESS research fellows for NIHR Global Health Forum 2020

Poster by REDRESS research fellows, delivered by Hannah Berrian at NIHR Global Health Forum 2021

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CEI Blog Series

What does Community Engagement and Involvement (CEI) mean to REDRESS?

REDRESS is launching our new community engagement webpage, where you can stay up to date with our community engagement and involvement activities. In this blog we introduce more about CEI, why it matters to REDRESS and how it informs our work.