Community Resources

 2-1-1 Connects Alabama For people facing difficult times who don’t know where to turn and for those looking to provide help, or link others to resource dialing 2-1-1 is the answer. Are you looking for help with everyday needs? 2-1-1 is a free, easy to remember number to dial for information about health and human service organizations in your community. By dialing 2-1-1 for visiting the 2-1-1 Connects Alabama up-to-date information is much easier to find.

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SHARE Southwest Alabama is a web-based platform for data covering the counties of Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Conecuh, Monroe, Clarke, Choctaw, and Washington in Southwest Alabama. The portal provides information on disparities, demographics, and socioneeds in the countries covered. The platform is provided by the Community Foundation of South Alabama as a part of the Gulf Coast Healthy Communities Project at the Louisiana Public Health Institute with funding from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation.  

 

University Resources

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REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is an easy-to-use, secure, web-based application for capturing, using, and sharing research or performance improvement data. The University of South Alabama is a member of the REDCap consortium. REDCap is primarily intended for faculty and staff of the University of South Alabama (USA), the Mitchell Cancer Institute, the USA Medical Center and the USA Children's & Women's Hospital. 

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The Office of Research Development and Learning (RD&L) provides information and opportunities focused on developing the USA research enterprise. The services provided by RD&L include funding opportunity awareness training events and resources, and coordination if internal limited submission grant submission competitions

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The USA Translational Research Service Center (TRSC) provides local support and resources for translational research activities backed by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) HUB and Partner Network.



Research Resources

Housing and Transportation Index.JPGThe Housing and Transportation (H+T®)  Affordability Index provides a comprehensive view of affordability that includes both the cost of housing and the cost of transportation at the neighborhood level.




500 cities.JPG The 500 Cities project is a collaboration between CDC, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the CDC Foundation. The purpose of the 500 Cities Project is to provide city- and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. 



CBPR:

The following items provide more information on Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) Efforts:

Research Toolkit: A toolkit for health research in partnership with practices and communities.

Israel, B. Review of Community Based Research_Assessing Partnership Approaches to Improve Public Health.pdf

Cargo, M. The Value and Challenges of Participatory Research.pdf

Nyden, P. Academic Incentives for Faculty Participation in Community based Participatory Research.pdf

 

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