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Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities

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ARCC is guided by a steering committee of community- and faith -based organizations, faculty at Northwestern University, and public organizations. We support Community-Based Participatory Research (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. Our core principles PDF Icon include:

  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.
The ARCC Steering Committee is comprised of:

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