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]

Research Institute on Social & Economic Policy

by patmola -- 22/4/2012 15:33:37

What is RISEP?

Research that impacts communities

RISEP is a research institute that studies issues of concern to working people and low-income communities. We provide facts, figures, and information to labor unions, community organizing groups, and the media about things that impact the lives of working people: the economy, wages and benefits, housing cost, health care, immigration, and the environment are some issues we have studied.

Connecting university and communities

At Florida International University, RISEP is a resource for educators and students who are interested in the issues we study and in working with low-income communities. We strive to be an example of how researchers can partner with communities and involve community member... [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]

Healthy City

by patmola -- 6/1/2012 02:51:10
Healthy City is an information + action resource that unites community voices, rigorous research and innovative technologies to solve the root causes of social inequity.

The first of its kind in the country, our team consists of authorities in research, technology, information design, planning and data analysis. We provide the public sector with actionable information such as data, maps, and service referrals through our easy-to-use online platform. Healthy City also partners directly with organizations to develop targeted strategies that fuel social change. Healthy City is a project of Advancement Project.