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.
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.
The elimination of health inequity attributable to Social Determinants of Health.
To promote health equity through scientific discovery, research training and sustained community partnerships.
- 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
- Social justice and inclusivity
- Meaningful community involvement throughout all project aspects
- Shared resources
- Clear and transparent communication
- Sustained relationships