CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement

The City of New Haven has a rich history and culture that enhances the quality of life for all residents. But today the health of our community is threatened by chronic diseases typical of many urban centers, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and asthma. CARE was established in 2007 to identify solutions to New Haven’s health challenges through an approach known as community engaged research.  The mission of CARE is to improve the health of New Haven residents through visionary leadership, community engagement, collaborative community-based research, and dissemination of findings.

We have developed unique collaborations between Yale scientists and the New Haven community. This unprecedented alliance includes community organizations, neighborhood associations, hospitals and health centers, city government and public schools, faith communities, arts and cultural institutions, businesses, Yale University and its School of Public Health, and other academic partners domestically and globally. We bring evidence to action to improve health.

Partnership for Health

A Decade of Community-University Engagement
For nearly ten years, CARE has collaborated with residents from six low-income neighborhoods; students, teachers and staff from 12 New Haven Public Schools; and with numerous community partners across the city to create change in the places where we live, work, and play. In this collaborative work, CARE is proud to contribute toward important initiatives – while tracking important changes in our community’s health. In this collaborative work, CARE is proud to contribute toward important initiatives – while tracking important changes in our community’s health. Read More...