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Acting Center Director Derek Chapman, PhD, Gives Keynote Address at AHA’s National Health Equity Program Learning Lab

October 15, 2018
Center News

Acting Center Director, Derek Chapman, PhD, gave the keynote address to the American Hospital Association (AHA)’s National Health Equity Program kickoff learning lab on September 26th. Dr. Chapman serves as part of the National Advisory Committee for the AHA’s National Health Equity Program, a new initiative funded by the Aetna Foundation working to develop clinical-community…

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VCU Center on Society and Health Research Featured at Atlantic Festival 2018

October 11, 2018
Center News

The VCU Center on Society and Health’s Mapping Life Expectancy Project was featured at the Atlantic Festival 2018 in Washington, DC. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, funder of the Mapping Life Expectancy Project and underwriter for the festival, displayed the center’s life expectancy maps on an interactive screen. Festival attendees could explore the maps outside…

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Alicia Aroche serves as panelist for Building Healthier Connected Communities series

September 11, 2018
Center News

Center on Society and Health’s Community Engagement Research Associate Alicia Aroche served as one of three panelists during the first event of a community conversation series on September 8. The series, Building Healthier Connected Communities, is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Health and the Black History Museum. The series consists of three events–each with…

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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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Director Emeritus Steven Woolf at NASEM Workshop on Educational Success

June 29, 2018
Center News

On June 14th, Director Emeritus Dr. Steven Woolf spoke at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s (NASEM) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement’s workshop in Oakland, California. The workshop–“School Success: An Opportunity for Population Health Action“–brought together leaders in medicine and education to explore how the health sector can be used to help improve…

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Engaging Richmond researchers graduate from Leadership Metro Richmond

June 18, 2018
Center News

  On June 6, Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) graduated the Leadership Quest Class of 2018. This nearly 70 member class consisted of leaders from several sectors across the Richmond area, including Engaging Richmond founding members and CSH researchers Chanel Bea and Chimere Miles. The Leadership Quest program brings together area leaders from across sectors to…

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