Four teams receive 2020 Community Health Collaborative Pilot Grants

CTSI’s Office of Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) has awarded four teams Community Health Collaborative Pilot Grants for 2020. This is the tenth year that CEARCH has awarded grants to support research collaborations between the community and University of Minnesota.

These grants are designed to encourage community-initiated research and foster sustainable, long-term collaboration between community-based organizations and academic researchers on research projects that address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities. Proposals are reviewed and selected by community and University of Minnesota reviewers.

With foundational support from Community Health Collaborative funding, previous grantees have gone on to apply their research to statewide-policymaking and advance research to combat adolescent obesity, among other accomplishments in health science.

2020 Awardees

The Development of a Preventive Intervention to Support Mental and Chemical Health in Gender-Nonconforming Adolsecents
Community Lead: Ann Becher-Ingwalson, Psy D, Natalis Counseling and Psychology Solutions
UMN Lead: Timothy Piehler, PhD, Family Social Science

Youth as Leaders for Tobacco Prevention in the Somali Community in Minnesota
Community Lead: Abdillahi Kahin, Wellshare International
UMN Lead: Rebekah Pratt, PhD, Family Medicine and Community Health

Addressing Breast Cancer Screening Disparities in Immigrant African and African American Communities in the Twin Cities
Community Lead: Benita Robinson, Breast Cancer Education Association
UMN Lead: David Haynes, PhD, Institute for Health Informatics

Barriers to Serious Illness and End of Life Care in the Muslim Community
Community Lead: Samreen Vora, MD, Children’s Minnesota
UMN Lead: Nimo Abdi, PhD, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Projects are expected to begin in March of 2020. Learn more about the Community Health Collaborative Pilot Grant program on CTSI’s CEARCH page.