Objectives of the Yale RWJF Clinical Scholar Community-Partnered Research Projects

  • Help Scholars understand health and potential interventions from a community/consumer perspective
  • Provide opportunities for Scholars to develop skills in working collaboratively when addressing health issues
  • Provide opportunity for Scholars to apply quantitative and qualitative research skills to the benefit of New Haven
  • Help community partners understand and use research skills to advance their own missions
  • Experience the translation of research into action. Instill in Scholars a sense of responsibility to the communities in which they work
  • Take the skills developed through the community project to other settings in which the Scholars may practice in the future

Structures to Support Scholars and their partners in CBPR Projects

  • A curriculum that leads Scholars through principles and processes of CBPR include case studies from recent Scholar Projects
  • A range of faculty who has conducted CBPR projects in New Haven and elsewhere including some community partners
  • A summer orientation to New Haven including meeting key community and health leaders and neighborhood walking tours led by neighborhood leaders
  • Clear project guidelines and timeframes
  • Dedicated CBPR faculty and mentors
  • Steering Committee on Community Projects comprised of community leaders and Yale researchers working in the New Haven Committee to provide feedback and connections to the community
  • Assistance in forming small project specific work groups to guide projects
  • Hands on workshops with Program CBPR faculty in project development
  • Funds made available through the School of Medicine to support community partnered projects