Programs and Funding

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal and non-federal funding programs increasingly recognize the importance of community participation in research as a high priority area. Several ARCHES faculty are involved in building community-oriented research capacity locally, nationally, and globally, with NIH and other sources of funding. Faculty investigators have received funding for their community-based activities through the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Exxon-Mobil, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and numerous other organizations.

ARCHES is specifically designed to increase collaboration among faculty investigators and with community collaborators, in ways that promote community engaged participatory research, especially through NIH programs and funding opportunities. ARCHES also works through local and national philanthropy and foundations to obtain support for programs addressing the health needs of the most vulnerable communities, in pursuit of the health sciences’ scientific and social missions.