Aim: Maximizing the utility and equity of genomic sequencing integration in clinical care requires engaging patients, their families, and communities. The NCGENES 2 study explores the impact of engagement between clinicians and caregivers of children with undiagnosed conditions in the context of a diagnostic genomic sequencing study. Methods: A Community Consult Team (CCT) of diverse parents and advocates for children with genetic and/or neurodevelopmental conditions was formed. Results: Early and consistent engagement with the CCT resulted in adaptations to study protocol and materials relevant to this unique study population. Discussion: This study demonstrates valuable contributions of community stakeholders to inform the implementation of translational genomics research for diverse participants.
Keywords: clinical trial; community engagement; community–academic partnerships; diagnostic odyssey; genetics; genomic sequencing; health equity; health services research; precision medicine; underserved populations.