[ChicagoCHEC] is is a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer partnership led by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Community Engagement Core fosters meaningful interactions between cancer centers, academic institutions, and the communities they serve.
Role within Community Engagement Core
I worked with community-based organization leaders, community organizers, + healthcare leaders to shape our programming in underserved Chicago communities.
Implications for Future Work:
- The timeline of work in community reserach partnerships can be a hurdle to maintaining satisfaction on all sides. A more iterative process of research + dissemination could be a facilitator, as there would be less time between the start of a project and visible signs of progress.
- Led staff across three academic institutions to gather data for Community Partners Resource Guide, based off of community partners' expressed needs; designed/formatted the final document for print.
- Co-created the interview guide for stakeholder interviewswith community partners to assess the strengths, weaknesses, and overall level of success of ChicagoCHEC in the eyes of community partners.
- Contributed to planning of the ChicagoCHEC 2017 Community Forum programming, evaluation, and follow-up to make it more focused on community members as opposed to community organization leaders.