National African American Child and Family Research Center
Better Serving Our Communities
The National African American Child and Family Research Center is designed to provide national leadership and excellence in community-engaged research to better serve African American children and families. Funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS), The Center is housed within the Prevention Research Center at Morehouse School of Medicine. Focusing exclusively on African American children and families, it is the first of its kind.
NAACFRC 2024 CER CONFERENCE
CALL For Proposals
Now Accepting Proposals
Deadline: November 30, 2023
Research and Resources
Providing national leadership & excellence in community-engaged research to better serve African American children & families.
Community is the heart of the NAACFRC. Our purpose is to improve the effectiveness of service delivery to TANF families and thereby strengthen the African American community as a whole. We believe in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR). We want our research to be informed by the perspectives, preferences, & life priorities of African Americans.
The NAACFRC prioritizes the needs and experiences of practitioners to promote access, equity, inclusion, and participation of families served by TANF, Head Start, and Child Care Assistance.Our fourth research priority is to identify and assess promising approaches for service provision to African American children. To facilitate this we are developing a national Community-Based Research Database of researchers, within ACF program areas that are relevant to the NAACFRC mission, who use a community-based approach.
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