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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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Center Evaluation Day

January 3, 2017
Center News

Every seven years, VCU Centers and Institutes undergo an extensive external evaluation process to ensure that each institute and center is contributing to the overall mission of the university. After preparation, the Center on Society and Health underwent our seven-year external evaluation on November 22, 2016. Paula Braveman, MD, MPH, Director of the University of…

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New Study Links America’s Health to Social, Economic and Environmental Factors in State-by-State Comparisons

October 26, 2016
Center NewsEducationHealthHousingIncomeRecent Releases

In a new report, released today, the Center on Society and Health and the Urban Institute show how states rank on dozens of health outcomes, highlighting where they are doing well and areas in which they need improvement. Perhaps most importantly, the data also provide detailed information about more than 100 potential drivers of these…

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