This feedback is related to discuss new approaches for community engagement with the goal to strengthen health disparity research with our partners. For that, we will need to trust our community partners and develop research by not evaluating the PI history in obtaining NIH funding, publication, environment, infrastructure and apply an entire new, unbiased, creative and innovative approach to collaborate with our community partners and be humbly guided by them. The current NIH model to select, review and award grants does not work and will not work to represent a real human and ecological guided research agenda.
The current research culture is not conducive to nurture such partnerships. We need to have this discussion with the funding agencies to have all parties equally involved in the process for us to practice REAL and MEANINGFUL health equity research.