The CRA is advised by a Steering Committee, representing a diverse group of community organizations and university faculty chaired by co-chairs and managed by a coordinator based at the Institute for Community Research.
· Build the capacity of communities, CBOs, public and academic institutions to forge partnerships that balance power, share resources, and work towards system change through research
· Ensure that community priorities to address disparities drive the research agenda
· Build community and CBO capacity to partner equitably with professional researchers through conducting their own research
· Use the knowledge, wisdom and research/evaluation experience of CRA partners to examine, act on, and solve pressing health, social, and environmental challenges facing historically marginalized communities.