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]

Southeast Community Research Center

SCRC is a community-based 501(c)3 organization that serves as an organizational and conceptual bridge connecting the questions, problems, and knowledge of community groups with the resources and expertise of research and educational institutions. Its mission is to build democratic institutions and improve the quality of life in the Southeastern United States. The SCRC achieves its mission through facilitating, brokering, and conducting participatory investigations and trainings. The organization views this work as a critical step in the project to create a more democratic and just society in the southeast United States.
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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]

Urban Strategies Council

The Urban Strategies Council is a community building support and advocacy organization located in Oakland, California. Founded as a non-profit in 1987, the Council works with stakeholders in low-income communities, community-based organizations, and public systems to expand services for children and families, improve health, educational, and other outcomes, and increase employment and economic opportunities. Its mission is to eliminate persistent poverty by working with partners to transform low-income neighborhoods into vibrant, healthy communities.
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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 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]

The Institute for Community Health

by urban -- 15/8/2012 05:10:09
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.
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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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Asian Breast Cancer (ABC) Project

by urban -- 14/8/2012 10:31:43
The Asian Breast Cancer Project (ABC) is a new pilot project that aims to provide a comprehensive, community-based program to address the lack of breast health/breast cancer education, screening, and treatment among Asian American women in the Greater Boston area in Massachusetts.

The lead partners are Massachusetts Asian Pacific Islanders (MAP) for Health and Tufts Medical Center/Tufts University. Other project partners include: the Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center, South Cove Community Health Center, Quincy Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Neponset Health Center, Dorchester House Multi-Services, Greater Boston YWCA, Action for Boston Community Development, the Women’s Health Network, VNA Network & Hospice, the National Asian Women’s... [Extend]

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

by patmola -- 6/1/2012 06:54:44
Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonprofit organization that promotes health through partnerships between communities and academic institutions. We view health broadly as physical, mental, environmental, 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:

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Leverage the knowledge, wisdom and experience in communities and in academic institutions to solve pressing health, social, environmental and economic challenges
Ensure that community-driven social change is central to the work of community-academic partnerships
Build the capacity of communities and ... [Extend]