About the CHANGE Research Team

About:

Established in 2020, the Community Health Advocacy iNterventions Generating Equity (CHANGE) Team offers a platform for developing innovative community-based interventions to advance health equity among racial/ethnic minority and medically underserved populations. CHANGE is directed by Dr. Lovoria Williams, PHD, APRN-BC, FAANP, with critical guidance of an eight-member Community Advisory Board. The principles of community-based participatory action research guide all CHANGE Team projects.

Mission:

The CHANGE team is dedicated to the advancement of health equity among racial/ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations through the implementation of service and collaborative community-engaged research interventions and policy changes.

Vision:

The elimination of health inequity attributable to Social Determinants of Health.

Goal: 

To promote health equity through scientific discovery, research training and sustained community partnerships. 

Objectives:

  • Establish and maintain robust community relationships
  • Develop and implement high-quality, culturally-adapted education and research
  • Provide training opportunities for community members, faculty, staff and investigators

Commitments:

  • Social justice and inclusivity
  • Meaningful community involvement throughout all project aspects
  • Shared resources
  • Clear and transparent communication
  • Sustained relationships