The primary mission of the NAACFRC is to provide national leadership & excellence in community engaged research to understand the social determinants of health & protective factors in order to help ACF programs & policies better serve African American children & families.
Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) elevates the communities’ perspectives, preferences, & priorities for whom programs & policies are developed
CBPR is defined as the involvement of a research topic of importance to the community and combines knowledge with action to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities.
The Center uses Community-based Participatory Research (CBPR) as the framework for its research priorities which are to identify, assess and measure:
The NAACFRC will produce and disseminate research that broadly focuses on child development (Early Head Start & Head Start), child care assistance, and social & economic mobility in the forms of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
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