Thanks, Rona!

Too often, our engagement of stakeholders is limited to recruitment. But GPP offers a framework for engaging stakeholders and using their knowledge and expertise throughout the research process–starting with the design and conduct of formative research activities!

Now I am anxious to hear from others, especially those implementers working with very marginalized populations. Here is some food for thought: What if your community stakeholders are not familiar with formative research design? How do you make roles and responsibilities clear? Do you engage these stakeholders in the validation and dissemination of formative research findings? What if increased visibility brings risks? How do manage that?