The division works to stimulate collaboration, identify synergy and broadly promote the science of community-engaged research. Follow along at #VCUCEnR.
“The question is not how to engage the community in our research but how to get researchers engaged in the community’s work to improve population health.” - Steven H. Woolf, M.D., director of the VCU Center on Society and Health
Several articles related to community-engagement were published in the Metropolitan Universities Journal.
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is an approach to CEnR that seeks to understand and improve the world by changing it. Learn more from action researchers Elaine Williams and Alex Wagaman as they discuss their PAR project on youth homelessness in Richmond.
Successful community-engaged research goes beyond strengthening partnerships and conducting research. It involves disseminating the findings within the discipline and in the community.