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Past Activities


  • YCCI’s collaboration with the Peabody Museum of Natural History to support a Science and Education Partnership Award funded traveling exhibit, “Disease Detectives: Solving the Puzzle: Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus & You” and the successful collaboration of the YCCI and the Peabody on an NCRR Administrative Supplement have established a new and valuable partnership.
  • Yale School of Nursing (YSN) offers a research-intensive environment that is almost exclusively devoted to community-based research. It is noteworthy that The Center for Self and Family Management of Vulnerable Populations that supports community based research in the Yale School of Nursing is one of only 10 Core Research Centers in the country that are supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research. Its goal of promoting interdisciplinary and translational research has made it an ideal leader for many of YCCI’s community engagement activities at the local, state and national levels.
  • This Donaghue Foundation funded project emerged as an outgrowth of discussions with community health practitioners and is a collaboration between the Yale Diabetes Program and the Fair Haven Community Health Center (FHCHC). Clinicians at FHCHC have identified over 2,000 minority women under age 55 with risk factors for T2DM.
  • The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center (PRC) was established in 1998 through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is part of the CDC’s Prevention Research Centers network of 26 academic research centers across the U.S. Prevention Research Centers conduct community-based participatory research along with their community partners to develop, implement, evaluate, and disseminate community-based approaches to prevent chronic diseases. The Yale-Griffin PRC’s primary office is housed within its community partner, Griffin Hospital, and also operates out of Yale’s Community Alliance for Research Engagement (CARE) offices, and, beginning in 2017 has established an affiliation with Southern CT State University.