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.
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.
The health of our community plays a key role in our personal well-being, which is why the work that community health workers and advocates do is so impactful. With funding from the Wright Center, the Center on Society and Health and Initiatives of Change created an interactive story featuring Richmond’s community health workers and advocates.
The Center on Society and Health at Virginia Commonwealth University is an academic research center that studies the health implications of social factors—such as education, income, neighborhood and community environmental conditions, and public policy.