Community Based Research Resources

Community Advisory Council

Led by Shawna Hudson, PhD and Alfred Tallia, MD, the members of the Community Advisory Council will advise investigators interesting in conducting community-based research with designing their projects and considering the best approaches to implementation. Contact Shawna Hudson.

Community Partners

The Rutgers Institute for Translational Medicine and Science has long standing relationships with a number of community-based organizations. These organization welcome inquiries from investigators regarding study design and recruitment.

Center for Community Health Partnership (CCHP): Rutgers School of Nursing (SON) develops sustainable community-linked infrastructures to improve the health of urban communities. CCHP focuses its inquiry around health disparity issues that affect urban youth. Current priorities include oral health, obesity, pulmonary health and violence/stress and coping.

Eric B Chandler Health Center (NB – FQHC) a federally qualified health center, is owned and operated by the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in collaboration with the Eric B. Chandler Community Board. The center provides care to more than 14,500 patients with approximately 61,500 encounters per year and includes a community interpreter program.

Focus Wellness Center is a nurse managed Inter-professional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) established through a partnership with the Rutgers School of Nursing and the FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development The IPCP model is achieved with faculty participation from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, School of Nursing, School of Social Work, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and School of Related Professions’ Physician Assistant (PA) and Respiratory Therapy programs. The Center provides health education, medical and mental health services focused on areas of prevention, primary care, transitional care, and chronic care management.

Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center (FXB) Ambulatory Care Center in Newark, NJ has as its mission to continue its history as a leader and innovator in the care of women, children, and families living with HIV; and to eliminate barriers to interdisciplinary, client-centered, equitable, high quality health care for those at greatest risk for socially determined health vulnerabilities. The FXB Center develops, implements, and evaluates health care programs locally, statewide, nationally and globally.

Greater New Brunswick Community Health Collaborative: Coalition of researchers, clinicians and community advocates focused on CBPR

Ironbound Community Corporation services agency that empowers residents of the Ironbound section of Newark

Jordan and Harris Community Health Center: A School of Nursing program, the center is a nurse-managed program designed by and for the community it serves. A community advisory board helps guide the Center’s operations and a Community Health Worker Program trains residents to serve as advocates and health navigators for their neighbors.

New Brunswick Tomorrow: 501 C3 Organization Community coalition focused on enhancing New Brunswick NJ

New Jersey’s Children’s Health Project: This School of Nursing initiative, launched in May 2007, is a collaboration with the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) and the Rutgers School of Nursing Mobile Healthcare Project. The NJCHP is staffed by a team of health care professionals who travel to underserved neighborhoods to provide primary and preventive health care services to residents of all ages. The aim of the NJCHP is to break down the financial, social, cultural, and transportation barriers that prevent people from seeking proper health care.

Puerto Rican Action Board (PRAB): A comprehensive Human Services Organization in Middlesex County, New Jersey, PRAB provide a comprehensive range of services for children, youth, families and senior citizens. PRAB delivers need-based assistance to low and moderate-income residents of Central New Jersey and serves as advocates for those seeking to live productive, self-sufficient lives.

South Asian Total Health Initiative: Coalition of clinicians, state health officials, community members  and researchers

Community-based Research Venues

New Jersey Primary Care Research Network (NJPCRN): At Rutgers, the NJPCRN Network is an AHRQ recognized Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) that has been operational for more than 10 years and consists of nearly 120 primary care practices, more than 300 physicians and approximately 750,000 patients. Contact Jeanne Ferrante