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Founding Director Dr. Stephen Fawcett shares his journey over nearly 50 years

“A Reflection on Community Research and Action as an Evolving Practice” was just published in the special issue of Behavioral Community Psychology Behavioral and Social Issues. The focus is on three types of influence, and highlights the nature of the field’s evolution.

KU Center Appraises Douglas County's Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new paper by researchers at the Center for Community Health and Development, an academic health department within the University of Kansas 

KU Awarded $1 million to Help Connect Underrepresented KC Youths With ‘Out-of-School’ Opportunities

A team led by KU researchers has received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help underrepresented Kansas City youths connect with transportation services for enriching out-of-school opportunities. KU is partnering with a number of organizations on the project, including the…

ThrYve Partnering in KU Grant Awarded to Study Transportation Needs for Underrepresented Youths in KC Area

The University of Kansas has received a federal planning grant for a project aimed at helping Kansas City leaders figure out how to connect underserved teens to out-of-school activities and opportunities. Under the guidance of Dr.

REVIVE: A collaboration to help reduce youth violence

REVIVE, or Reducing the Effects of Violence through Intervention and Victim Empowerment, is a collaboration among the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime, Wyandotte County Community Correc

Examining the Capacity of the Juvenile Justice System in Wyandotte County’s Judicial District #29

The juvenile justice system for JD #29 in Wyandotte County was examined with the aim of enhancing the capacity to systematically collect and use data to inform decision-making.

KU Researchers Develop New Toolkit for Social Justice Action

The Justice Action Toolkit distills the helpful resources from the Community Tool Box for those seeking to create social change.

Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson is the featured guest on American Public Square at Jewell's "Both Sides."

Dr. Watson-Thompson discusses Thryve, a community-level approach to preventing youth violence. Dr.

Researchers Join with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health to Monitor and Evaluate COVID-19 Response

Our center is partnering with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and other community organizations to evaluate the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KDHE Maternal and Child Health Opportunity Project Launches

Steve Fawcett and Christina Holt are collaborating with colleagues at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to build capacity and jump start health equity efforts in the state.

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