Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC)
ARCC 2023 Community-Engaged Research Seed Grants Request for Applications
Community Research Capacity-Building & Partnership Development
Call for Participation: ARCC Community-Academic Anti-Racism Learning Collaborative
Sign up here by March 4, 2022
Welcoming new ARCC Steering Committee Members!
Please help us in welcoming new leadership, members, and representatives!
ARCC Research Pilot & Partnership Development Seed Grants
ARCC 2020 Seed Grants to support 11 Community-Engaged Research Partnerships to improve Health Equity
Established in 2008, the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) supports authentic community-academic research partnerships between Chicagoland communities and Northwestern University that benefit the people being researched and improve health and equity. ARCC advocates for a collaborative approach to research that honors, is driven by, and shares power with communities, as local, cultural, and lived experience experts. Guided by a Steering Committee of Chicagoland community- and faith-based organizations, public agencies and Northwestern scientists, ARCC supports community-academic research partnerships by providing partnership facilitation, capacity-building resources and technical assistance, seed grants, monthly information and resource updates, and advocacy for supportive structural and institutional systems and policies in the research enterprise. ARCC is a program of the Center for Community Health (CCH) and serves Northwestern’s Institute for Public Health & Medicine (IPHAM) and the Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS). We strive to uphold the CCH Principles of Engagement in our approach and the research we support.
Please also see the center's pages for community-engaged research opportunities and resources.
ARCC Steering Committee
The ARCC Steering Committee is comprised of:
- Thirteen community-and faith-based organizations: Access Living, Apostolic Faith Church, The Blue Hat Foundation, CALOR, Cambodian Association of Illinois, Chicago Youth Programs, CJE SeniorLife, Endeleo Institute, Hana Center, Health & Medicine Policy Research Group, Heartland Alliance, The Night Ministry, Puerto Rican Cultural Center
- Two public agencies: Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Public Schools
- Ten Northwestern University faculty and staff: Lisa Azu-Popow, Tara Gill, PhD, Prakash Jayabalan, MD PhD, Ashley Knapp, Tarneka Manning MEd, Jen Martinez, PhD, Matthew O'Brien, MD, Theresa Sukal-Moulton, DPT PhD, Faith Summersett-Ringgold, PhD, Sarah Welch, MPH
Learn more about our Steering Committee members.
Jen Brown, MPH
Ariel J. Thomas, MS
Community Engagement Liaison