Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Community Engagement

Community-Engaged Research

We're committed to community-engaged research that improves practice, policy and population health.

Partnerships

Partnerships are a key component of our research, ensuring a rich exchange of expertise spanning science, culture, neighborhoods, environment, practice and policy. Research skills, pragmatic knowledge and lived experience combine to inform culturally and community-centered solutions for addressing real-world health and healthcare challenges.

THE IMPACT OF PARTNERSHIPS

Scope

In 2017, Feinberg investigations involved 737 community performance sites in Illinois, 473 in other U.S. locations and 398 internationally.

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Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM)

Resources for Northwestern Scientists & Community Stakeholders

The Center for Community Health works actively with investigators and community stakeholders to help find partners, funding and resources; receive training on community-engaged research; and consult with communities and patients to improve research design, conduct and dissemination.

EXPLORE RESOURCES

Opportunities to Participate in Research

Our investigators conduct approximately 4,500 trials each year, giving more than 50,000 local patients and volunteers the opportunity to improve their health and help advance science. 

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