In November, Detroit HealthLink launched the Research Action Program or RAP. The RAP introduces Cancer Action Council (CAC) members to cancer researchers investigators with expertise in the research questions important to CAC members and offer another opportunity to develop breadth and depth of topic knowledge. HealthLink promotes dialogues between CAC members and researchers in order to explroe the public relevance of ongoing research and share perspectives on the extent to which local values and priorities are reflected in research. CAC members can also have the opportunity to contribute to the science by raising additional research questions, commenting on research methods, or offering interpretations of findings. This models a central principal of community-engaged research: academic researchers and community members bring different, but equally important knowledge to collaborative research efforts.In November, Dr. Lauren Hamel, Assistant Professor in Wayne State University’s Department of Oncology, spoke to the CACs about her work examining the financial burden of cancer. In Janaury, Dr. Todd Lucas, Associate Professor in Wayne State University’s Department of Family Medicine, presented his research on message framing in promoting colorectal cancer screening.