Community Expert Solutions originates from the work done as a part of the 2BeatHIV project. On December 14, 2015, 2BeatHIV launched as a research project funded by an R01 NIH NIAID grant (PIs Tucker/Rennie) and housed at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Allison Mathews founded the 2BeatHIV project after initial consultation from multiple community members, local businesses, and community-based organizations in Durham, NC. 2BeatHIV uses crowdsourcing to identify and develop community-sourced ideas to improve community engagement for HIV cure research. As a result, 2BeatHIV has initiated the development of several community engagement projects, including a campaign about HIV cure research, a campaign to reduce stigma associated with HIV testing, stakeholder video interviews about the challenges and opportunities for HIV cure research, and a series of HIV cure capacity building workshops with community-based organizations.
Community Expert Solutions, LLC is a social entrepreneurship company that uses research, community engagement, social marketing, and crowdsourcing contests to increase public involvement in ending health disparities. The purpose of Community Expert Solutions, LLC is to identify and develop crowdsourced ideas that promote socially responsible projects. Community Expert Solutions is affiliated with SESH Global.