What is Community Expert Solutions?
Community Expert Solutions connects people to resources in a more efficient and innovative way. We aim to build our clients' capacity to serve their communities more effectively while promoting health and wealth.
Provide opportunities for people to become gainful contributors in the improvement of health equity while gaining skills, knowledge, and access to resources
Identify and develop products, and deliver services that will transform the status quo and improve health equity
Provide opportunities for mutually-beneficial collaboration
Intentionally hire and train individuals from historically underrepresented and underserved communities
Meet the Founders
We are a team of HBCU graduates, Durham natives, and native southerners. We are from the communities most affected by health disparities and have a combined 40 years of experience in public health. We want to make a global impact.
As affiliates of SESH Global (China) and the Council for Entrepreneurial Development's (CED-NC) Venture Mentoring Service, 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. We help researchers implement and evaluate crowdsourcing contests for health promotion campaigns and to improve HIV clinical research engagement.
We also work to identify and develop crowdsourced ideas that promote health equity and generate community wealth. Our first major project is Digital LinCS, an online platform that matches people to patient assistance programs and the state HIV Medication Assistance Program, completes the applications on their behalf, and connects them to healthcare providers in our network. We have built the MVP and are pilot testing the site with North Carolina residents. Visit www.digitalincs.com to take a look!
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.
Over 1,500 people engaged
USA | China | S. Africa
Over 400K people reached online
70+ Partnerships with Community Based Organizations, Universities, Clinics, and Hospitals
Consultation for Grant Proposal Writing
The 2BeatHIV Project
The 2BeatHIV project is a research project at UNC Chapel Hill in the Department of Social Medicine and the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease. 2BeatHIV examines the effectiveness of using crowdsourcing to promote HIV cure research engagement and reduce stigma associated with HIV testing.