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CBPR Pilot Grants

2013 Pilot Grant Request for Proposals

Boston Children’s Hospital, in association with C-CORE, has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its second round of Pilot Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Grants.

Key Dates:

  • RFP Released: June 12, 2013

  • Full Proposal Due: September 20, 2013 by 5PM

  • Proposal Review: November-December 2013

  • Final Decisions Announced: December 13, 2013

  • Anticipated Project Start-Date: January 2, 2014 (flexible)

Please see the links below for 2013 application instructions and forms:

Questions? Email RFP@chbccore.org.

2012 CBPR Pilot Grant

 

TRUE COLORS: A PERFORMING ARTS-BASED INTERVENTION FOR DEPRESSION AND LOW SELF-ESTEEM IN LGBTQ YOUTH

Community Co-PI: Evelyn Francis, The Theater Offensive

BCH Co-PI: Jerel Calzo, Division of Adolescent Medicine, BCH

Purpose: To examine whether and how True Colors, an LGBTQ performing arts-based youth program, is protective against depressive symptoms and low self-esteem, and identify areas requiring program development to meet these mental health goals.

2011 CBPR Pilot Grants

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In December 2011, C-CORE awarded two pilot grants to community organizations that are partnering with CHB faculty to conduct the research projects described below.

DEVELOPMENT OF A STRESS REDUCTION INTERVENTION FOR THE BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS (BPS)

Community Co-PI: Jill Carter, Health & Wellness Department, BPS

CHB Co-PI: Kate McLaughlin, Division of General Pediatrics, CHB

Purpose:

  • To develop a stress-management intervention targeting high-school students in BPS based on evidence-based techniques and formative research with students and teachers

  • To pilot the intervention to examine effects on stress and physical and mental health

RITMO EN ACCIÒN PEER-LED COMMUNITY DANCE PROGRAM

Community Co-PI: Yi Chin Chen, Hyde Square Task Force

CHB Co-PI: Dawn Ericson, Division of Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases, CHB

Purpose:

  • To evaluate the effectiveness of a culturally relevant form of exercise (Latin dance) as a vehicle to increase the basic fitness level of participants and create long-term lifestyle changes

  • To use the evaluation results for program design refinement to more effectively promote culturally-competent interventions related to health and fitness

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