The NUCATS Institute commits to supporting its mission of community engagement by fostering and honoring a bidirectional understanding of community partner's expertise .

Community-Engaged Research Resources

  • Community & Stakeholder Engagement
    The Center for Community Health (CCH) works proactively with investigators, stakeholders, and patients to catalyzes and support meaningful engagement of communities, patients and stakeholders across the research spectrum. CCH offer numerous services and tools to inform culturally and community-centered solutions for addressing real-world health and healthcare challenges.
    • ShARPs
      • Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels (ShARPs) are custom panels that bring together 8-10 community stakeholders with professional and/or personal expertise related to a research project.
    • ARCC
      • the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) supports authentic community-academic research partnerships between Chicagoland communities and Northwestern University that benefit the people being researched and improve health and equity.
    • NP3
      • The Northwestern Primary Care Practice-Based Research Program (NP3) aims to foster collaboration between community-based primary care clinicians and Northwestern scientists in order to conduct meaningful and practical studies to improve healthcare delivery and quality of care, engage patients and clinicians in research design and implementation, and promote the use of evidence-based practice in primary care.
  • Dissemination & Implementation
    • The Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) program is a research infrastructure program of the Center for Community Health (CCH) and supported by the Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute and the Institute for Public Health & Medicine (IPHAM).
  • Team Science Resources
    The Team Science Program offers several different services on team assembly, launch, and maturation.
    • My DreamTeam
      • My DreamTeam is a web-based platform to facilitate the assembly of teams. Participants first complete a profile and then search the platform to help assemble their Dream Team.
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