CINCINNATI, March 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Barriers to healthcare research are heightened in communities of color due to historical and continuing disparities in research engagement with these groups.
The barriers also extend to research systems that are not yet equipped to engage communities of color.
ClinArk Inc., a black-owned clinical consulting company, plans to change this by introducing a new program focused on providing cultural competency training to clinical research organizations.
Founded in 2019, ClinArk specializes in helping sponsors, contract research organizations, and research sites to execute clinical feasibilities and recruit underrepresented patients. ClinArk’s goal is to provide clinical trial opportunities to research sites and communities, regardless of zip code.
Today, the company is focused on training clinical study teams in cultural skills to enhance their interactions with diverse communities. Through its new ClinArk Cultural Competency Training Program, ClinArk seeks to achieve ethical and equitable outcomes in healthcare research, particularly when that research involves clinical trial participants from under-represented groups.
The ClinArk Cultural Competency Training Program will deploy trainers to engage with specific communities and gather knowledge to better understand the opportunities and barriers that each group faces in clinical trial research. Armed with this knowledge, the program trainers will then design a personalized and holistic cultural competency training program for researchers interested in enrolling members of a specific community in clinical trials.
“It is truly an honor and a blessing for us to have the opportunity to improve interactions between communities and clinical professionals,” said the CEO of ClinArk Adam Brown, Sr. “Dealing with our differences takes patience, empathy and love. Our new program is equipped to help clinical research organizations embrace diversity and inclusion by truly understanding the needs of a community. At the end of the day, we’re in the same boat, and we need to take the time to get to know each other and be more empathetic. “
To request more information on the ClinArk Cultural Competency Training Program, visit https://www.clinark.org/contact-us.
Watch a recent episode of ClinArk Talks, in which Brown speaks with a sickle cell warrior from Miami, Florida at Youtube/jZzujMeS3KM
Learn more about ClinArk at https://www.clinark.org. Follow ClinArk on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/clinark and on Facebook at @ClinArk.