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Center Releases New Las Vegas Life Expectancy Map

March 18, 2015
Center NewsRecent Releases

A short distance can lead to a large difference in life expectancy. This is the focus of the Center’s life expectancy mapping project, a study that illustrates through media-friendly maps the vastly different health outcomes experienced by Americans living just a few miles apart. On March 4, 2015, the Center released the first in a…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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