The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (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). Guided by a steering committee of community- and faith -based organizations, public agencies and Northwestern researchers, we support the full spectrum of community-engaged research (CEnR), including community-based participatory research (CBPR), by providing partnership facilitation, capacity-building workshops and one-on-one technical assistance, seed grants, monthly information and resource updates, advocacy for supportive institutional policies, and other activities. We support the CCH Principles of Engagement in our approach and the research we support.
The ARCC Steering Committee is comprised of:
- 13 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, The Night Ministry, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Renz Addiction Counseling Center
- Two public agencies:
Chicago Department of Public Health, Chicago Public Schools
- 10 Northwestern University faculty & staff:
Inger Burnett-Zeigler, PhD, Rebecca Carl, MD, Tara Gill, PhD, Prakash Jayabalan, MD PhD, Rebecca Johnson, PhD, Lisa Kuhns, PhD, Holly Manprisio, MPH, Matthew O'Brien, MD, J.D. Smith, PhD, Theresa Sukal-Moulton, DPT PhD, Sarah Welch, MPH
To learn more about our amazing Steering Committee members, click here.
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