Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Founded in 1996, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health equity and social justice through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. We view health broadly as physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and emphasize partnership approaches to health that focus on changing the conditions and environments in which people live, work and play.  Our strategic goals are to:

(1) Leverage the knowledge, wisdom and experience in communities and in academic institutions to solve pressing health, social, environmental and economic challenges;

(2) Ensure that community-driven social change is central to the work of community-academic partnerships; and

(3) Build the capacity... [Extend]

Institute for Community Health

The Institute for Community Health is a nationally recognized catalyst for sustainable community health improvement, uniting real world practice with academic research. The Institute for Community Health utilizes participatory research and evaluation approaches to generate and disseminate knowledge about public health issues affecting communities.  Core to ICH’s approach is the development of long-term partnerships, a commitment to co-learning and capacity building, and a deep appreciation for the diverse experiences, perspectives, values and resources that partners contribute to community health improvement.


The Institute for Community Health was founded in 2000 to be a nationally recognized organization dedicated to health status improvement through facilitati... [Extend]

InterRelations Collaborative

The InterRelations Collaborative was founded as a research and educational organization in 1991 in response to a rise in intergroup conflict in New York City. In 2001, the Collaborative was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting intergroup relations in immigrant and multi-ethnic communities across New York City.

Over the past several decades, major migrations from the Caribbean, Central and South America, Africa and Asia have added dramatically to the intergroup diversity of resident populations in large metropolitan areas such as New York City. Increased immigration, however, has occurred during times of declining urban resources (due to federal disinvestment of cities and dismantling of urban programs) prompting different groups t... [Extend]

Research for Action

by urban -- 15/8/2012 09:08:20
Research for Action (RFA) bridges the worlds of research and educational policy and practice. For two decades, our mission has been to conduct rigorous studies – qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods – designed to provide a broad range of educational stakeholders with the information they need to improve student outcomes and strengthen schools and communities.

We work together with individuals and organizations at the local, state and national levels to promote educational reform that is effective, sustainable and equitable.
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PolicyLink

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works.®

Founded in 1999, PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper. Such communities offer access to quality jobs, affordable housing, good schools, transportation, and the benefits of healthy food and physical activity.

Guided by the belief that those closest to the nation’s challenges are central to finding solutions, PolicyLink relies on the wisdom, voice, and experience of local residents and organizations.  Lifting Up What Works is our way of focusing attention on how people are working successfully to use local, state, and f... [Extend]

National Survey of Student Engagement

by urban -- 15/8/2012 08:25:12
Through its student survey, The College Student Report, NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend their time and what they gain from attending college.

NSSE provides participating institutions a variety of reports that compare their students' responses with those of students at self-selected groups of comparison institutions. Comparisons are available for individual survey questions and the five NSSE Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice. Each November, NSSE also publishes its Annual Results, which reports topical research and trends in stud... [Extend]

National Development and Research Institutes, Inc.


Founded in 1967, NDRI is a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse, treatment and recovery; HIV, AIDS and HCV; therapeutic communities; youth at risk; and related areas of public health, mental health, criminal justice, urban problems, prevention and epidemiology.

National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) established in 1967 is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt non-governmental agency. It includes social science researchers, outreach community workers, and trainers. NDRI is governed by a Board of Directors who come from diverse backgrounds including health care providers, community leaders, criminal justice professionals, financial experts, and social science researchers. ... [Extend]

ChangeLab Solutions

by urban -- 15/8/2012 03:55:50
For too many communities, good health is impossible to achieve. We can change that.

At ChangeLab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law & Policy), we believe achieving the common good means everyone has


Nourishing food
Safe places to live and play
Plenty of opportunities to bike, walk, or take transit
Fresh water and
Clean air indoors and out
Throughout the nation, ChangeLab Solutions works with neighborhoods, cities, and states to transform communities with laws and policies that create lasting change. Our unique approach, backed by decades of solid research and proven results, helps the public and private sectors make communities more livable, especially for those who are at highest risk because they have the fewest resources.
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Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)

by urban -- 15/8/2012 03:48:58
CAUSE's mission is to build grassroots power to invoke social, economic and environmental justice for the people of California's Central Coast Region through policy research, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy. The organization has made a mark by building grassroots power through an active base of hundreds of community leaders and working collaboratively with more than 280 allied organizations. That resulted in directly engaging more than 17,000 individuals in local, regional, state and national public policy campaigns.
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Applied Research Center

The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism. ARC is built on rigorous research and creative use of new technology. Our goal is to popularize the need for racial justice and prepare people to fight for it. By telling the stories of everyday people, ARC is a voice for unity and fairness in the structures that affect our lives.

ARC is a national, nonprofit organization with offices in New York, Oakland and Chicago. It has a multiracial team of experts available on a broad range of issues including politics, immigration reform, the economy and jobs.
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