Community-Centered Dissemination Toolkit

What is the CCD Toolkit?

The Community-Centered Dissemination Toolkit is a resource designed to help research teams incorporate community-engagement principles into dissemination.

The CCD Toolkit is broken down into 5 steps to help researchers and research partnerships plan their dissemination. Each of the 5 steps is outlined below. An example has been integrated throughout the Toolkit to demonstrate how the Toolkit can be used.

The CCD Toolkit can help you 

  • Proactively engage communities to communicate research findings in ways that are meaningful and relevant to communities
  • Include communities that are impacted by and best-positioned to make change
  • Create a dissemination plan as early as possible with plans to revise throughout the life of the project
  • Practice equitable partnerships

Who is the CCD Toolkit for?

  • Researchers (university/academic, community)
  • Research partnerships/teams
  • Community members/organizations

Users should practice equitable partnerships

An equitable partnership and dissemination plan requires that all partners:

  • Design, plan, implement, and evaluate through an equity lens
  • Be mindful of the social, structural, and institutional barriers to achieving equity  
  • Be flexible, humble, and respectful of each partner’s expertise

Users should

  • Proactively engage communities to communicate their findings
  • Include communities that are impacted by and best-positioned to make change
  • Create a dissemination plan as early as possible with plans to revise throughout the life of the project
  • Practice equitable partnerships

You Can Download the Complete Toolkit Here

Step 1: Gather a Dissemination Team

The team will work together to create an effective dissemination plan and should include both researchers and representatives from the communities that encompass your audience and those who will most benefit from your results.

Gather a Dissemination Team

Step 2: Define Dissemination Goals