About David Chavis

Dr. Chavis is internationally recognized for his work in the implementation, support, and evaluation of community and systems change initiatives. The focus of his work is equitable community development as a central strategy to promote community resilience, economic and educational opportunities, improved health and well-being, and a more powerful citizenry. He also specializes in the design and implementation of community capacity building systems to bring about sustainable and scaled systems changes.

Health Equity—More than Equal Access

Much attention has focused on reaching, educating, and enrolling uninsured people in health coverage programs. Getting people health coverage is one way to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health, but it does not achieve health equity—going beyond eliminating differences among groups of people and attaining the highest level of health for everyone.

By |2021-03-03T11:27:41-05:00January 15, 2021|Health and Behavioral Health Equity|Comments Off on Health Equity—More than Equal Access

Community Science in Action: Establishing Baltimore’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Community Science, in addition to our consultation, capacity building, and evaluation services, also works on local issues of national importance. There is an affordable housing crisis in Baltimore City, as in all American cities. Over half (53%) of city renters and 40 percent of homeowners pay more than one-third of their income in housing, putting them at risk for housing instability and even homelessness.

By |2021-01-18T09:31:22-05:00May 4, 2020|Equitable Community Development|Comments Off on Community Science in Action: Establishing Baltimore’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund

20 Years of Using Knowledge to Promote Social Change

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of Community Science, originally known as the Association for the Study and Development of Community (ASDC). ASDC emerged as a place where social change professionals could come to focus on “creating healthy, just, and equitable communities.” The promotion of healthy, just, and equitable communities has been a central part of Community Science from the very first day.

By |2021-01-18T10:49:08-05:00May 4, 2018|News|Comments Off on 20 Years of Using Knowledge to Promote Social Change
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