May 6, 2021
Home to the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC)
and Northwestern Primary Care Practice-Based Research Program (NP3) 
Current resources and services focus primarily on research:

Partnership brokering & development

Workshops, seminars & team training
Funding opportunities

Consultations, proposal review & support

 Patient, Clinician & Stakeholder Engagement

To learn more, please visit our website
The Chicago, Community, Media & Research Partnership, led collaboratively by Public Narrative and the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), is working to improve the impact of health research in communities impacted by health inequities by building crucial relationships between community stakeholders, community media, and health researchers, and harnessing the powerful opportunity to engage communities through media they trust and use.

On April 15, the Partnership held a listening session with Chicago-area community media journalists to hear their perspectives and experiences with health journalism, using health research in their stories, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed how they cover health and their communities. Breakout sessions were facilitated by Partnership Taskforce Members Yazmin Dominguez (coordinator of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance, Maudlyne Ihejirika (President of both the National Association of Black Journalists-Chicago Chapter & the Chicago Journalists Association, and Chicago Sun-Times columnist), and Jesús Del Toro (Editor-in-Chief of La Raza). Highlights from the listening session will be shared over the coming weeks at
The Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC)/Northwestern University Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS), in partnership with Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), will fund Seed Grants grants support newly developing partnerships between communities and researchers for strategies including relationship building, creation of partnership structure, exploration of shared areas of interest, research capacity development, and/or examining and taking steps to address issues of bias and racism in research and partnerships.
$5,000, up to 18 months.

Request for Applications:
Seed Grant Info Webinar Slides
Required Call with ARCC Co-Director Jen Brown: No later than May 13, 2021
Application Deadline: May 27, 2021
The Center for Health Equity Transformation and the DuSable Museum of African American History, in collaboration with the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, present The Black Maternal Health Crisis Series:

Date: Monday, May 10th, 2021
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00 pm CST
This panel will reflect on how racism in health care shapes Black maternal health outcomes and what we can do to influence improvements in maternal health care delivery.

Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00 pm CST
This panel will examine the gaps that exist in health policy and how we can galvanize change to improve Black maternal health outcomes.
The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has released a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for Protect Chicago Vaccine Equity / Healthy Chicago Equity Zone Regional Leads (RFP 8032)Aligned with Healthy Chicago 2025, this program supports community-based organizations to lead local strategies to confront the social & environmental factors that contribute to health and racial equity. Building on the successful Protect Chicago Plus vaccine equity pilot, these efforts will begin with community leadership of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, including outreach & engagement during 2021.
Deadline: May 28.
This Chicago coalition Around PCOR To Expand community Research (ChAPTER) FREE virtual convening will focus on the landscape of community-based mental and behavioral health research in Chicago and facilitated conversations on improving the infrastructure for that research. The goal is to create a reference guide for a common equitable mental and behavioral health research and treatment agenda.
The Center for Community Health is supported, in part, by the
Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Grant Number UL1TR001422 from the National Center for
Advancing Translational Sciences, Clinical and Translational Sciences Award
and the
Institute of Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM).
Center for Community Health