The VCU Center on Society and Health is an academic research center working to connect the dots between social factors and health.


Health Equity in Northern Virginia

November 16, 2023

With support from the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, the Center has completed many projects focused on gaps in life expectancy across census tracts, as well as the roots of those gaps, in the Northern Virginia / D.C. Metro area. Read our latest report, Lost Opportunities: The Persistence of Disadvantaged Neighborhoods in Northern Virginia. 

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The SEED Method for Stakeholder Engagement Updated

The SEED Method - Stakeholder Engagement for Question Prioritization and Action Planning

August 12, 2022

The Stakeholder Engagement in Question Development and Prioritization method, better known as the SEED Method, is a multi-stakeholder approach to engaging communities in research, problem solving, and action planning. The SEED Method provides a framework for collaborative research and action planning that can be scaled up or down depending on project resources and goals.

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