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Community Research Advisors Group to the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium. May 16, 2013 Atlanta, GA Francis A, CRAG member, Site 39 Mike Frick, CRAG coordinator; Treatment Action Group. Membership Update. *CRAG co-chair. CRAG Working Group Participation.

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Community Research Advisors Groupto theTuberculosis Trials Consortium

May 16, 2013

Atlanta, GA

Francis A, CRAG member, Site 39

Mike Frick, CRAG coordinator;

Treatment Action Group


Membership Update

*CRAG co-chair


CRAG Working Group Participation

  • CRAG members continue to participate in many working groups and protocol development teams:

  • Other working groups should contact CRAG at key milestones in process for feedback

  • AER

  • CSG

  • IQC

  • LTBI

  • MDR

  • PIG

  • P&P

  • Ph II

  • Ph III

  • Biomarkers

  • Steering Committee


CRAG Member Achievements since October 2012

  • 2 new Community Advisory Boards (CABs) formed

    • Uganda

    • Peru

  • Co-authored Lancet Infectious Diseases publication on community engagement in TB research

    • “Engaging communities in TB Research,”Lancet ID (2013)

  • World TB Day activities and advocacy

    • South Texas World TB Day walk / run

    • Congressional meetings in Washington, D.C.

    • Awareness raising through social media (diamundialtb.org)


CRAG Achievements: Media

“TB’s global resurgence amplifies US risk” Dec 18, 2012

“TB, a neglected disease in Uganda” May 15, 2013


CRAG Achievements: conference submissions

  • CRAG submitted an abstract on M&E for community engagement in TB research to the

  • Dorothy Namutamba also submitted an abstracts to the Union Conference

  • Barbara Seaworth will present on abstract at the NTCA annual meeting


Ongoing CRAG activities

  • Finalizing an M&E framework for CRAG member activities

  • Support from LakshmyMenon, CDC Field Services and Evaluation Branch

  • Measures CRAG impact across multiple levels:

    • TBTC

    • Communities

    • Trial sites

    • Policymakers

    • CRAG members

  • Measures CRAG impact in multiple domains:

    • knowledge

    • attitudes

    • practices


Ongoing CRAG Activities

  • Advocating for increased access to sutezolid and rifapentine for TB programs and research consortia

  • Advocating for increased funding and political will for TB research

  • - Translated Treatment Action Group TB R&D Funding Report into Spanish


Upcoming CRAG Activities

  • Supporting Good Participatory Practice guidelines adoption in TB drug trials

    - Workshop on community engagement at Union conference

    - NIH R21 Grant on GPP

  • Consulting on S29x informed consent evaluation survey

  • Increasing CRAG involvement in reviewing early drafts of protocols

  • Increasing CRAG involvement in disseminating research findings to study participants


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