Community Engagement & Dissemination Core (CEDC)
Principal Investigator: James Herbert Williams, Ph.D.
As part of the NIH/NIMHD U54 Specialized Center of Excellence grant, the overall goal of the Community Engagement and Dissemination Core (CEDC) is to conduct and coordinate dissemination activities that target four broadly defined audiences of researchers, health and community partner organizations and practitioners, policy makers, and lay individuals in ways that result in sustainable community and system-level changes in health indicators that influence the wellbeing of children and their families in the Southwest. SIRC will build upon and expand its existing relationships developed with community members, partner and service organizations, the Community Advisory Board (CAB), and city, county and state policymakers to translate research findings from SIRC affiliated researchers into sustainable system-level changes. Using the Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach, our partners and community members continually help us to focus on integrating cultural and social determinants of health within biocultural decision-making to ensure a holistic approach to minority health and wellbeing.
- Develop research-based content and information translated and disseminated in a variety of ways to target four audience groups: researchers, health and community partner organizations and practitioners, policy makers, and lay individuals.
- In partnership with the Community Advisory Board, develop and implement a strategic dissemination plan which uses a variety of implementation and dissemination strategies that are likely to lead to adoption of interventions, changes in policies and practices, and changes in individuals’ behaviors that influence the wellbeing of children and families.