Clinical Ambassador now provides industry with the tools to gain certification in diversity & inclusion. In patient recruitment.
We all know that medical advances are only possible through our process of research through clinical trials. But evidence-based medicine will remain inequitable until researchers are better able to include minorities in this life-saving process.
Through Clinical Ambassador's distinct certification standards, industry professionals will gain expertise in disparities and inclusion (D&I) theory and direct recruitment consultation as a component of managing D&I dynamics of their clinical studies. They will consider individual, cultural, and social group identities, their intersection with clinical frameworks and how respecting these differences will enhance all outcomes. They will focus on the importance of cultural congruence theory in patient recruitment. Professionals will develop skill and fine-tune competencies to assess the complexity of patient self-report, phenotypic socialization experience, and what genotypic identities mean in the 21st century. They will also benefit via critical metrics such as return on Iinvestment (ROI) with respect to D&I initiatives and acknowledgement of study diversity by the USFDA. This certification is an official acknowledgment that access to clinical research matters to everyone, and that how research is discussed, packaged and marketed— and to whom— matters a great deal.
Certification is available for three distinct outcomes: 1) staff training 2) study protocols and 3) recruitment. Certified staff, study protocols, and patient recruitment practices will imply a clear understanding of what access means to underrepresented populations as it applies to accountability in D&I initiatives.
A) Staff training By the end of the course, successful staff will be able to:
Articulate the clinical research case for implementing programs that support cultural competence and sustain diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Understand the competencies required to work effectively in clinical research regarding diversity and inclusion.
Ability to recognize the absence of effectiveness in diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Ability to implement a systems approach to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
Certified staff will earn our designation and can use the seal on all credentials.
B) Study protocols By the end of the review, study protocols certified as culturally sensitive will reflect:
Critical protocol evaluation and applied understanding of design for therapeutic areas affecting minorities.
Recognize protocol design cognizant of patient population congruence with disease prevalence and local population.
Assess the impact of barriers identified in protocol and implement revisions using D&I and accessibility initiatives.
Develop an understanding of the importance of researchers as agents of change in diversity and inclusion work.
Certified study protocols will earn our seal and status can be listed on all directories in which they appear.
C) Study recruitment
By the end of the course, enhanced study marketing tools and tactics will demonstrate sensitivity and will:
Articulate patient market and reflect inclusion in advertising content as a recruitment competency.
Receive coaching on ways to improve influence and receive real-time feedback on their effectiveness.
Gain clarity around marketing for patient population congruence with disease prevalence and local population.
Experiment with alternative methods and channels to enhance IRB-approved innovations as agents of change.
Certified recruitment tools and tactics will earn our seal that will appear on each marketing component.
If you expect the people at your table to look unlike the people who have always been at your table, you might need to take a good look at your invitation list. Diversity and inclusion require that you be 'woke.'