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.Read More
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.Read More
In 2019, the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services funded the Center on Society and Health to produce an index that estimates the need for behavioral health services in local populations served by the state’s 40 Community Service Board (CSB) districts.
A brief based on a previous center study, “Uneven Opportunities: How Conditions for Wellness Vary Across the Metropolitan Washington Region”, that examined the health of the community at the census tract level, focusing on life expectancy and the factors that shape health.Read More
A project, led by the National Collaborative for Health Equity, to develop a resource to chart progress towards health equity 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.Read More
A community-academic partnership based in Richmond's East End, employing mixed methods research to explore the social and environmental factors that influence health.Read More
A project to better understand the impact of the opioid epidemic, funded by The Virginia Department of Health Division of Prevention and Health Promotion, by assessing the economic repercussions of opioid-related deaths.Read More
Healthy Communities for Youth is a community-based intervention that focuses on youth violence prevention and education with at-risk neighborhoods within Richmond.Read More