Partnering for healthy communities

The Office of Community-Engaged Research and Practice leads the growth of the college’s interdisciplinary, community-engaged research activities as part of its mission to reduce health inequities and improve the health and well-being of the community. With the guidance of our steering and executive committees, the office cultivates partnerships between the college, local organizations and community members; supports collaborative efforts to obtain internal and external funding; and builds capacity for community-engaged work within the college and its partners through curricula development, community lectures, and educational trainings.

What is Community-based Participatory Research?

Our office is committed to Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) that involves active engagement of community members. We support research that recognizes the community as a social and cultural entity.  

For more on the benefits of CBPR, see the resources below: