Posts Categorized: Community Engagement

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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743 Doors in 4 Days

May 19, 2017
Center NewsCommunity Engagement

Let the celebrations begin! Over the course of eight months, the Center on Society and Health has been working with Engaging Richmond and a group of Gilpin Parent Leaders to strengthen early childhood programming in the Richmond area. The project came to a close this month, after the Gilpin Parent Leaders celebrated their impressive door-to-door…

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New Center partnership among grantees honored at VCU Council for Community Engagement’s 10th anniversary celebration

May 5, 2017
Center NewsCommunity Engagement

The VCU Division of Community Engagement celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 3, 2017 with a special ceremony honoring a decade of community engagement work with an eye towards the future. Several supporters of VCU’s community engagement work spoke at the event. President Michael Rao opened the ceremony and introduced Mayor Levar Stoney, who called…

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Event on Engaging Stakeholders in Health Research

May 1, 2017
Center NewsCommunity EngagementSEED Method

VCU’s Center on Society and Health, in association with the Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research, will host a seminar for research and community partners interested in patient-centered outcomes research. The seminar will begin with a presentation from Dr. Christopher Gayer, Program Officer from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) Department of Dissemination and…

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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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