Recent Posts

Building a Legacy

December 10, 2014
Center News

By Valerie Burrell-Muhammad, Dr. Mom, Community Researcher and Engaging Richmond team member The world of academia and research is a challenge for those who are not so blessed to work in that realm day in and day out. As a community researcher with Engaging Richmond (ER), we welcome the opportunity to help shape a better…

Read More

Speaking Truth to Power: The Informed Neighbors’ Bold Vision

December 2, 2014
Center News

Civic engagement is at the core of both the Informed Neighbors Corps, a team of Creighton Court residents working to promote transparency and the well-being of residents throughout the redevelopment of Church Hill North and Engaging Richmond, a community-academic partnership comprised of East End residents and VCU Center on Society and Health staff. On Monday,…

Read More

Guest Post: Guiding principles for community investments that promote health

November 24, 2014
Center News

Laudan Aron is a senior research associate in the Urban Institute’s Labor, Human Services and Population center. In this post, borrowed from the Urban Institute’s Metro Trends blog, she offers a set of guidelines for making community-based investments that promote health. Thankfully, the profound connections between healthy human development and the social and economic conditions…

Read More

What have Engaging Richmond team members been up to?!

October 21, 2014
Center News

Mental Health First Aid. Since emerging as one of the top priorities in Engaging Richmond’s community needs assessment, mental health has been a focus of the ER team’s ongoing work. Recently, ER team member Chimere Miles (pictured above, third from right) became certified in mental health first aid training and has been training many East…

Read More

The VCU Center on Society and Health Approved for $1.04 Million Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

July 30, 2014
Center NewsSEED Method

The VCU Center on Society and Health is delighted to announce it has been approved for a $1.04 million funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to test a new framework, the SEED method, for conceptualizing and prioritizing research questions on health related topics through collaborative, participatory, and consultative stakeholder engagement. These stakeholders…

Read More

Engaging Richmond Moves Research to Action in East End; Recent RPN Community Event and Video Prioritize Mental Well-Being

July 30, 2014
Center News

Since Engaging Richmond identified mental health in 2012 among the top community priorities in the East End of Richmond, the team has continued to partner with Richmond Promise Neighborhood (RPN) to bring resources and information that promote mental well-being to community residents. Among the activities Engaging Richmond has lead in recent months are the production…

Read More