ARCC Resource Directory

The ARCC Resource Directory is an online website providing access to materials and resources to help interested community and faith-based organizations and academic partners to learn about how they can build capacity to conduct community-engaged research and support building, strengthening, and sustaining their partnership.

**Click here to access a brief guided video tour of the website.**  

It was developed and is maintained by the Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC). ARCC is guided by a steering committee of community- and faith -based organizations from across the Chicagoland area, public agencies, and faculty at Northwestern University. ARCC supports and promotes collaborative research partnerships between community-and faith-based organizations and Northwestern University that leads to measurable improvements in health. Learn more at 

Community-engaged research (CEnR) is an approach characterized by collaborative partnership development, cooperation & negotiation, & commitment to addressing local health issues. Engagement is on a broad spectrum from minimal collaboration to collaboration as equal partners (e.g. community-based participatory research (CBPR).

Resources by Category
Research Capacity Building Tools
Strategies to develop/support structure community engagement at your organization or institution
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Community-Engaged Research and CBPR Background/ Educational Tools
Education and training resources for academic and community partners
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Relationship Development and Support
Resources that will assist with partnership development, maintenance, and sustainability
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Dissemination and Communication Tools
Resources to assist in disseminating research findings and communicating to community and academic audiences.
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Sample Proposals and Partnership/ Project Case Studies
A library of sample proposals and stories about example partnerships/projects
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Partnership Evaluation Tools
Resources for measuring the success of partnerships and your research and community engagement activities at your organization or institution
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