CCH's mission is to catalyze and support meaningful community and academic engagement across the research spectrum to improve health and health equity. Taking the research out of the academic environment requires that investigators connect to those community-based experts who understand the health challenges and goals of the community, and can engage and mobilize those populations. This partnership is what makes community-based research so effective, but breaks from the traditional biomedical research model.
As one of 14 centers in the Institute for Public Health & Medicine, the Center for Community Health (CCH) provides support for academic and community-based partners conducting research, education, and service activities that improve the health and healthcare of communities at every stage of their project.
CCH facilitates partnered research and population health improvement efforts through:
- Partnership brokering and development
- Workshops, seminars, and team training
- Funding assistance
- Consultation, proposal review and support
- Patient and Stakeholder Engagement
For more information, see the Center for Community Health website.
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Chicago, IL 60611
Ronald T Ackermann, MD/MPH
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