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Patient and Caregiver Community Advisory Board Member: Description of Role

The ACCTiVATE study team at UCSF is looking for 8-10 patients and caregivers to join our Community Advisory Board (CAB) to help guide our research.

The study is called ACCTiVATE, short for Achieving Chronic Care Equity by Leveraging the Telehealth Ecosystem, and it’s supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). Our goal is to improve and reduce disparities in care for people living with diabetes and high blood pressure in the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Description of Role:
As a CAB member, you’ll work with the study team, sharing your personal experience and wisdom to help with the study design, carrying out the study, how we understand our results, and how we share those results to others. No research experience is needed, and you will be compensated for your time – we will support you every step of the way. This is a chance to learn about research and make sure the study focuses on
patients, making a real impact. You will be a partner as part of the research team, not a research study participant.

If interested, please fill out the following form here


  • Speak English or Spanish, and be 18 or older
    • Lived experience with diabetes or hypertension (as a patient, caregiver, or family
    • Experience with medical care in the San Francisco Health Network (at least 6
    months, either for yourself or a family or loved one)

Time Commitment:

  • Up to 3-4 meetings a year, from 2024 – 2029. Note: meetings may be more
    frequent in the beginning
    • In-person and virtual meetings

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings (in-person or virtual). Virtual Zoom meetings will require access
    to a phone, computer, and internet connection.
    • Share thoughts on research materials
    • Review materials before meetings
    • Test and give feedback on patient support program
    • Give input on study plans and documents
    Patient and Caregiver Community Advisory Board Member: Description of Role
  • Help with communication for the patient community


  • Get a $75 gift card for each meeting
  • Get $30 vouchers for travel and childcare (only for in-person meetings)
  • Get lunch if you come to in-person meetings
  • Get funds for meals if you attend virtual meetings