All Current Projects

Community Vital Signs

A proof-of-concept pilot at 12 primary care practices in Fairfax, VA to integrate clinical and population-level data so that family physicians may identify patients who reside in disadvantaged communities and document how this knowledge influences their care of these patients. 

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Mortality Studies

An analysis of mortality trends in California, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Virginia, with a special focus on specific causes driving increases in mortality, the characteristics of places in which mortality is increasing, and stress-related conditions, such as deaths from suicide, drug overdoses, and cardiovascular disease.

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Strengthening Early Childhood Programming in Richmond

Strengthening Early Childhood Programming in Richmond

A project, led by the City of Richmond, Office of Community Wealth Building, to support continued work toward a stronger system of early childhood development and education in Richmond. The VCU Center on Society and Health, in partnership with Engaging Richmond, will provide community-engaged research support to guide policymakers in decisions affecting Richmond's overall system of early childhood development.

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Health Opportunity and Equity Project (HOPE)

Health Opportunity and Equity Project (HOPE)

A project, led by the National Collaborative for Health Equity, to develop a health equity index at the national, state, and local level. As part of this project, the Center is providing data and research support for the Texas Health Institute.

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Engaging Richmond

Engaging Richmond

A community-academic partnership based in Richmond's East End, employing mixed methods research to explore the social and environmental factors that influence health. 

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