Boston BRI…DGE (Building Research Infrastructure…Developing Genuine Engagement) is a community-engaged partnered research program of the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. (CCHERS). In January 2019, Boston BRI…DGE received its second Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)® to support capacity of patients and community members to become fully engaged in research partnerships and governance.
Community-based organizations often struggle to build a significant research portfolio and tap into large funding sources. This may occur because of difficulty forming equitable relationships with researchers, the lack of preliminary data, and unfamiliarity with research oversight regulations. CCHERS’ current PCORI® Engagement Award presents an opportunity for Boston BRI…DGE to tackle these challenges by providing pilot grant funding and educational support for community-based organizations interested in advancing their community-initiated research partnerships with academia. We call this initiative the Promising Partnerships.
The Promising Partnerships is the Boston BRI…DGE’s pilot grant funding to accelerate partnerships between community-based organizations and academic community-oriented researchers. Through a competitive award process, selected grantees will receive seed funding and training support to foster a community-academic collaboration and perform preliminary work that will likely lead to a competitive research proposal for larger grant applications at the completion of the project period. Some examples of the larger funding resources are PCORI, National Institute of Health (NIH), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH), and public health philanthropies or foundations.
About Promising Partnerships
CCHERS is pleased to announce grantees of Cycle I Promising Partnerships:
Black Voices: A Community-Clinical Academic Partnership to Address Mental Health & Healing Pathways in Black Communities
Cambridge Health Alliance
Valeria Chambers, Leslie Adams, Caryn Rodgers, Ana Progovac, Benjamin Cook
Supporting the Birth Experience that Everyone Deserves
Boston Association for Childbirth Education
Christina Mary Agnes Gebel, Elysia Larson, Caroline Ezekwesili
Healthy Mom, Healthy Family: Partnering with Immigrant Families to Promote Culturally Competent and Integrated Language Access at the Intersection of Healthcare & Education Systems to Support Mothers with Special Needs Children
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Catalina Tang Yan, Yoyo Yau, Angelica Bachour, Consuelo Perez, Loreto P Ansaldo
Congratulations to all awardees!