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Alicia Aroche serves as panelist for Building Healthier Connected Communities series

September 11, 2018
Center News

Center on Society and Health’s Community Engagement Research Associate Alicia Aroche served as one of three panelists during the first event of a community conversation series on September 8. The series, Building Healthier Connected Communities, is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Health and the Black History Museum. The series consists of three events–each with…

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Recent Center report shows local organizations require more flexible funding and a focus on capacity building in order to advance equity and improve health

July 10, 2018
Center NewsCommunity EngagementRecent Releases

Changes to funding streams, infrastructure, and increased resources are recommended to improve Richmond-area community health and wellbeing, according to the latest collaboration between the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center on Society and Health (CSH), Engaging Richmond, and the VCU Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA). The researchers recently published a report, “Regional Scan and…

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Director Emeritus Steven Woolf at NASEM Workshop on Educational Success

June 29, 2018
Center News

On June 14th, Director Emeritus Dr. Steven Woolf spoke at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement’s workshop in Oakland, California. The workshop–“School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health Action“–brought together leaders in medicine and education to explore how the health sector can be used to help improve…

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Engaging Richmond researchers graduate from Leadership Metro Richmond

June 18, 2018
Center News

  On June 6, Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) graduated the Leadership Quest Class of 2018. This nearly 70 member class consisted of leaders from several sectors across the Richmond area, including Engaging Richmond founding members and CSH researchers Chanel Bea and Chimere Miles. The Leadership Quest program brings together area leaders from across sectors to…

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Teaching Awards to Center Faculty

May 17, 2018
Center News

For the second year in a row, graduates of the VCU Master’s of Public Health Program presented CSH Director Derek Chapman, PhD, and CSH Affiliate Faculty Roy Sabo, PhD, with awards for their excellence in teaching. The VCU Public Health Student Association presents annual awards to faculty members who teach the best core course and…

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Death rates are rising in Virginia’s white population: New VCU report examines troubling trends

March 21, 2018
Center NewsRecent Releases

“The opioid crisis is the tip of the iceberg,” states a new report from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Center on Society and Health, which includes alarming information about rising death rates in Virginia. Stress-related conditions, including not only unintentional drug overdoses, but also suicides, alcoholic liver disease, and alcohol poisonings, are killing white Virginians aged 25-to-54…

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