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.

Interviews with Notable Contributors in the Development of Community Science

Ricardo Millett, Ph.D., Principal AssociateIn celebrating our 20th anniversary, [...]

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Community Science Gives Back!

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."

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Staff Profile: Pete York

Meet Community Science: Pete York, MSSA

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Interviews with Notable Contributors in the Development of Community Science

Meet Community Science: Tom Kelly, M.P.H.

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Staff Profile: Elisa González

Meet, Elisa M. González, Ph.D., Senior Analyst ...

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Staff Spotlight: Lindsay Bynum

Meet Community Science: Lindsay Bynum, Ph.D., Senior Analyst

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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.

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