Organizations and centers involved in community-based research in the U.S.
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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]

Institute for Families in Society

by urban -- 15/8/2012 05:12:04
The Institute for Families in Society was created in the early 1990s through the efforts of an interdisciplinary task force commissioned by the University of South Carolina. By 1992, the Institute was securely grounded by a generous donation from Cindy and Evan Nord. As an interdisciplinary research team, the Institute has worked with a variety of partners to strengthen families and communities. The mission of the Institute is to use University-community interdisciplinary research and practice as a platform to advance the science of helping families and vulnerable communities. The Institute will accomplish this mission by:


Fostering  the discovery of pathways for reducing disparities, promoting environmental and social justice, and accelerating the translation of r... [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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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]