Community-Driven Research Day


Are you a community-based group interested in submitting a proposal for Community-Driven Research Day? We encourage you to attend Research Readiness Day, which will:

* Describe how to evaluate your impact on healthy neighborhoods;
* Describe the submission and review process for CDRD;
* Illustrate how to develop and refine research questions;
* Provide an overview of how to design a poster presentation for CDRD;
* Discuss how to develop and sustain Community/Academic Partnerships

DATE: Thursday, November 13, 2014
TIME: 9am - 12:30pm
LOCATION: Drexel University

MacAlister Hall, Room 2019
3250 Chestnut St.
Between 32nd & 33rd St.- above Barnes and Noble Drexel bookstore
(9B on this Location Map)

Registration for Research Readiness Day is now closed. Please consider registering for Community-Driven Research Day (RSVP deadline: January 14, 2015).

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups who have research questions that they are interested in answering about evaluating a program's impact on healthy neighborhoods. Through an interactive poster session, CBOs and community groups will highlight their research questions to program participants who will include area non-profits, community groups, public sector partners, and researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, and other local academic institutions. CBOs, community groups, academic researchers, and students will be able to meet and discuss potential, mutually-beneficial collaborations in the hopes of evaluating a program's impact on healthy neighborhoods. We are committed to community-based participatory research, which includes the basic tenet that both community partners and research partners are involved in all phases of research, allowing community capacity and related opportunities to be developed and sustained.

Hosted by Temple University at Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200 BC, 13th Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave, the 2014/2015 CDRD will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 9am-12pm with a theme of Evaluating Your Impact on Healthy Neighborhoods. More about this topic:

Evaluation: What does it mean? Well, are you interested in knowing if you are meeting your objectives for the year? Are you able to say what is working well in your programs and what is not? Are you planning to scale up a program to reach a wider audience and wonder if it will still be successful? Are you confident that your organization and its programs are meeting the needs of the constituencies you serve? All of these are good evaluation questions. Academic-community partnerships are ideal for evaluation studies. This year's CDRD encourages community organizations to bring evaluation questions to the event to find academic partners who can help find the answers.


Call for Submissions – CBOs & Community Groups
CBOs and community groups interested in developing partnerships to conduct research to improve community health are urged to participate in an interactive poster presentation that will highlight the organization/group’s mission, goals, and major accomplishments, as well as display questions that they are interested in answering about program evaluation. Submission forms are due by January 14th. Click here for the submission form.


Thursday, 11/13: Research Readiness Day Time: 9am-12:30pm / Location: Drexel University, MacAlister Hall, Room 2019, 3141 Chestnut St.
Wednesday, 1/14: CDRD registration deadline for CBOs & Community Groups and non-representing participants
Thursday, 1/29: CDRD
Time: 9am-12pm / Location: Temple University, Howard Gittis Student Center, Room 200 BC, 13th Street and Cecil B. Moore Ave.


Register to Attend – Non-Presenting Participants
All non-presenting individuals interested in attending CDRD should register by January 14thClick here to register online.


Funding Call for Proposals
To support research partnerships between CBOs who presented at CDRD and academic researchers, a call for proposals will be made available following CDRD. Through a competitive pilot grant program, we will support interdisciplinary, community-based participatory research in public health -- specifically evaluating a program's impact on healthy neighborhoods. All pilot grants considered through the call for proposals must utilize a community-based participatory research approach (described above) and propose a research endeavor that builds and maintains respectful, trusting and mutually beneficial relationships between academic and community partners. Most grants awarded will be in the range of $2,000 to $10,000.


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