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.
The pejorative body of research centered around African American families has been mostly conducted by individuals outside of the African American community using a comparative research framework that did not take into consideration the cultural differences, historical factors, and systemic social inequalities of the African American experience. The Center seeks to change the cultural and institutional narratives about African American families by conducting research that puts the full African American experience into perspective.
Our Mission and Vision
The vision and mission of the National African American Child & Family Research Center (NAACFRC) at Morehouse School of Medicine are to lead the creation & advancement of health equity and provide national leadership & excellence in community-engaged research to better serve African American children & families.
Advance a community-engaged & high-caliber research program focused on African American children & families.
Build research capacity & infrastructure to conduct research relevant to the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) program & policy goals.
Effectively communicate research via a comprehensive dissemination strategy.
Our Areas of Focus
This project is supported by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award (Grant #: 90PH0031-01-00) totaling $1.8 million with 100 percent funded by ACF/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by ACF/HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit the ACF website, Administrative and National Policy Requirements.
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