CTSI’s Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) office awarded four new Community Health Collaborative pilot grants this Spring.
Community Health Collaborative pilot grants are open to University-Community teams working on human health-centered research. Applicants for 2021 grants were encouraged to apply with projects related to the intersection of COVID-19, structural racism and health disparities, and the intersection of COVID-19 and rural health or aging.
Awarded research topics focused on issues of trust, mental health, and isolation in response to collective trauma and COVID-19, and included research with diverse populations, including both urban and rural, African American and other BIPOC communities.
These projects were chosen based on high-impact research and their potential for health improvements, while building and sustaining long-term partnerships between University of Minnesota researchers and community representatives.
Congratulations to our 2021 grantees!
Community lead: Yolonde Adams-Lee, MA, LISW, Lighten Your Load Counseling
University lead: Sarah Hoffman, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Project title: Addressing symptoms of community and intergenerational violence in North Minneapolis: Feasibility Pilot of the Intergenerational Healing Circle Intervention
Community lead: Clarence Jones, MEd, CPH, CPE, CHW, Community Health Strategist, Hue-MAN Partnership
University lead: Niloufar Hadidi, PhD, CNS-BC, APRN, FAHA, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Project title: Building trust and reducing the burden of stroke in African-American communities
Community lead: Shannon Pergament, MPH, MSW, Co-Director of Community Based Research Minnesota Community Care
University co-lead: G. Nic Rider, PhD, University Lead, Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical School
University co-lead: Jennifer Connor, PhD, LMFT, University Lead, Associate Professor, Clinic Director, Medical School
Project title: Cultural brokers as bridging the telehealth divide between racial/ethnic communities and health institutions: Improving mental health disparities and access during COVID-19
Community lead: Nicole Bauer, MA, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
University lead: Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, MPH, MSW, Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Project title: Increasing social connectedness among rural older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic