Ricardo Millett, Ph.D., Principal AssociateIn celebrating our 20th anniversary, [...]
Part of Community Science’s mission is to directly give back to the local and national community. In 2016 donations were made to the list of organizations noted below. Charitable giving along with two days of service annually are among the many ways Community Science works "to strengthen the science and practice of community change in order to build healthy, just and equitable communities."
Meet Community Science: Pete York, MSSA
In the 1980s, juvenile justice systems in the United [...]
Truth Initiative (https://truthinitiative.org) aims to reduce tobacco use through [...]
Meet Community Science: Tom Kelly, M.P.H.
Using Geographic Information System (GIS) for Evaluation and Promoting Equity
Meet, Elisa M. González, Ph.D., Senior Analyst ...
Meet Community Science: Lindsay Bynum, Ph.D., Senior Analyst
With so many government public health workers retiring and [...]
Meet Community Science: Interview with Margaret (Meg) Hargreaves, Ph.D., Principal Associate, and Amy Minzner, M.S.C.R.P., M.A., Senior Associate.
Communities as Key Arenas for Innovation: Building Community Capacity to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences and Increase Resilience
Adverse Childhood Experiences (or ACEs)1 — commonly defined as 10 types of child abuse, neglect, and family exposure to toxic stress — comprise a complex, population-wide health problem with significant detrimental outcomes. Past research has shown that exposure to ACEs is related to a range of poor adult outcomes, including increased risk of alcohol and drug use, mental health problems, poor physical health, and risky behaviors. Furthermore, research has shown that toxic stress, associated with exposure to ACEs, disrupts neurodevelopment and leads to impaired decision making, impulse control, and resistance to disease; increase in adoption of risky behaviors; and an early onset of disease, disability, and death. Unfortunately, exposure to ACEs is common in the general U.S. population, with about one in four adults reporting three or more ACEs.