Community Based Recruitment

Research Engagement to Advance Community Health (REACH) aims to increase research understanding and participation among underrepresented populations in order to make research more representative.  Community Health Workers (CHWs) engage with underrepresented community members at targeted locations across the St. Louis region.  Current engagement locations include grocery stores, libraries, YMCAs, Goodwill, employment agencies, and food pantries.

Core Services

  • Community flyer distribution and engagement: CHWs can distribute flyers at community sites with information shared in a personalized, engaging manner.
  • Database targeted recruitment: REACH staff can compile and provide listings of potentially eligible participants according to study inclusion/exclusion criteria.
  • Community pre-screening recruitment:  Individuals can be pre-screened for studies at area engagement sites and their contact information will be sent to your study team.
  • Education about benefits of participation in clinical research:  REACH educational materials includes visually appealing brochures, posters and activities to help community members better understand the benefits of clinical research to individuals as well as the community.  CHWs debunk common myths and misconceptions, and help individuals become more comfortable with the research process.

    Contact:
    To learn more about REACH services, visit the webpage or contact Hilary Broughton, Project Manager, at hilary.broughton@wustl.edu (314.273.1010).