Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities

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SAHELI2013 Learn more about ARCC's 2nd annual Community-Engaged Partnership Award Recipient: South Asian Healthy Lifestyle Initiative (SAHELI)

ARCC is guided by a steering committee of community- and faith -based organizations from across the city as well as faculty at Northwestern University. We support Community-Based Participatory ResearchPDF Icon (CBPR) by providing seed grants, capacity-building workshops and one-on-one technical assistance, partnership facilitation, monthly information and resource updates, advocacy for supportive institutional policies, and other activities.

Community-based participatory research core principles include:PDF Icon
  1. Community priorities: Research addresses priorities identified by communities and brings together knowledge and expertise of community organizations and members with knowledge and expertise of academic partners and the larger scientific community.
  2. Equal partnership: Community and academic partners participate in all phases or research and share resources associated with the project.
  3. Action: A key outcome of this approach to research is the ability to make data-driven decisions about policies and issues that affect communities.

Contact us for more information:
Director: Jen Brown, MPH, 312-503-2942,
Faculty-Community Research Liaison: Maryann Mason, PhD, 312-573-7771,
Director of ARCC Community Relations: Virginia Bishop, MD, MPH, 312-375-0390,
Community-Campus Coordinator: Gina Curry, 312-363-8050,
ARCC is a program of the Community-Engaged Research Center, Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute.