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Highlighting the Work of Richmond’s Community Health Workers and Advocates

December 8, 2020

The health of our community plays a key role in our personal well-being, which is why the work that community health workers and advocates do is so impactful. With funding from the Wright Center, the Center on Society and Health and Initiatives of Change created an interactive story featuring Richmond’s community health workers and advocates. Read More Center Study Examines Excess Deaths from COVID and Other Causes [View Image]

Center Study Examines Excess Deaths from COVID and Other Causes

July 17, 2020

The number of deaths from COVID-19 reported in the news during since March may be underestimating the pandemic’s actual death toll. From March 1st to August 1st, 2020, the United States saw 225,530 excess deaths, but only 67% of the excess deaths were attributed to COVID-19. The other one-third were linked to other causes such as heart disease, diabetes, cerebrovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.Read More

The SEED Method for Stakeholder Engagement

November 1, 2014

Testing of a framework for conceptualizing and prioritizing health-related research questions through collaborative, participatory, and consultative stakeholder engagement.Read More

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