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National Public Health Week 2017

April 7, 2017
Center News

As part of the 2017 celebration of National Public Health Week, the VCU Division of Epidemiology organized several public health events, including speeches, panels, and mindfulness activities throughout the week. Speakers and panelists highlighted emerging trends in public health, such as big data analytics and the building momentum of place-based initiatives, imploring colleagues and students…

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Manuscript on SEED Method study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

March 28, 2017
Center NewsCommunity EngagementHealthSEED Method

CSH researchers, led by Emily Zimmerman, together with the Engaging Richmond team, recently published a manuscript in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on the PCORI-funded SEED Method study. Entitled “A Patient and Provider Research Agenda on Diabetes and Hypertension Management,” the article discusses the first demonstration of the SEED (Stakeholder Engagement in Question Development…

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Engaging Richmond at CNCS Research Summit

March 21, 2017
Center NewsCommunity Engagement

Members of the community engagement team, Engaging Richmond, attended the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 2nd annual Research Summit held on December 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. to discuss civic engagement at the local level. The meeting brought together researchers who evaluate civic engagement and volunteerism. Community stakeholders from Flint, MI and Richmond,…

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Alicia Aroche teaches pediatric residents about ACEs

February 27, 2017
Center NewsCommunity EngagementHealth

Alicia Aroche, CSH research associate for community engagement, presented to a group of pediatric residents about trauma-informed care and research about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on February 3 at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children’s Pavilion. ACEs are of particular importance for pediatric physicians to be aware of. According to research done by…

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Center staff share importance of community engaged research with pediatric residents

February 22, 2017
Center NewsCommunity EngagementHealth

Sarah Cook, CSH research epidemiologist, and Chanel Bea, CSH community engagement assistant, spoke to a group of second- and third-year pediatric residents on February 9 at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Children’s Pavilion about using community engagement and community-engaged research in medical practice. Community-engaged research involves engaging stakeholders and community partners in designing and…

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Connecting the Dots: Health and the Arts

January 17, 2017
Center NewsHealth

When the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings showed the poor health indicators of their citizens, the people of Sullivan County, New York joined together to try to improve the health of their community. In October of last year, local officials and population health experts gathered at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts,…

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