November 4, 2014

Under a Center for Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health, the Center convened Engaging Richmond, a community-academic partnership based in Richmond's East End to assist with the Richmond community needs assessment. The community-academic partnership has since continued, and Engaging Richmond team members have led or assisted the Center with several research projects over the years. Since its inception in 2011, the members of Engaging Richmond have used mixed methods research to explore the social and environmental factors that influence health. Based on community-identified priorities, the team develops targeted dissemination strategies to bring evidence to policy makers and change agents.

Engaging Richmond-led projects include:

Employment Barriers in the East End of Richmond

Richmond community needs assessment

Northside parental engagement study

Cost of firearms violence

Bringing best practices to housing redevelopment

Informed Neighbors Corps

Strengthening Early Childhood Education in Richmond

Richmond Health Equity Report

Community Conversations

Volunteerism in the East End