Community Advisory Board


A strong, open relationship between the Case ACTU and the communities it serves has been a critical part of the success of the Case ACTU over its many years of operation. A very important part of this relationship is our Community Advisory Board (CAB). The CAB provides advice on Case ACTU trials and provides support for community outreach and education.

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The CAB strives for its membership to reflect the demographics of the Greater Cleveland communities most impacted by HIV/AIDS, stressing inclusion of traditionally underserved communities. CAB membership is open to all interested community members.

The CAB meets the second Tuesday of each month, except for July and December. CAB meetings begin at 6:00 pm and end no later than 7:30 pm. Meetings are held at the University Hospitals Foley Medical Building, 2061 Cornell Rd, Cleveland OH 44106.

For more information on Case ACTU CAB, please call 216-844-2247 or email us at info@case.edu.

 

CAB Handbook and Training Resources

The 2016 Core CAB Handbook materials are available at the AIDS Clinical Trials Group site: https://actgnetwork.org/community/general-information/gcab
Included in the Core Handbook link is Guidelines For Community Advisory Boards; How to Read a Protocol; and a Glossary of HIV-related Terms.

Under the link on the same page, Additional Handbook Materials, fundamental documents on Patients Rights are available, including the Belmont Report, Nuremburg Code, Office for Human Research Protections; and the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki.

Closely related to the work of the CAB is the Participants’ Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, developed by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN).