Community-Driven Research Day

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 community approaches to improving health outcomes. 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 improving community health outcomes. 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.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2013/2014 Community-driven Research Day (CDRD) in January 2014! We would like to acknowledge the CBOs who presented posters at the most recent CDRD event:

  • ArtWell
  • ASPIRA Inc of PA
  • Bonafide & Victorious Outreach
  • BuildABridge International
  • Center in the Park
  • COLT Coalition
  • EH the mag
  • The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation
  • The Food Trust
  • Girls Justice League (GJL)
  • Greener Partners
  • MANNA (Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance)
  • Maternity Care Coalition
  • National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer
  • NET Community Care/NorthEast Treatment Centers
  • The New Target Initiative
  • NorthEast Treatment Centers
  • Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative
  • Public Health Management Corporation and the Community Health Data Base
  • Temple University CSPCD-WELL
  • Young Men Becoming Men, INC

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 community approaches to improving health outcomes. 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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