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Examples of WISR’s community  projects include:

  • Assistance to the Bay Area Black United Fund (BABUF) in a participatory evaluation of the first three African American Health Summits (2003, 2005, 2007), resulting in three Black Papers on the insights gained from those Health Summits. This is part of BABUF’s ongoing African American Health Initiative.
  • Assistance to Neighborhood House of North Richmond in training community-based interviewers as part of their Kaiser Foundation-funded project aimed at promoting Healthy Eating and Living in Richmond.
  • Collaboration with Neighborhood House of North Richmond on participatory evaluation of their Youth Violence Prevention Project and their mentoring project.
  • Major study of the needs and problems confronting low-income elders living in downtown Los Angeles — for the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.
  • A project involving groups of African American elders to improve community health, contribute to community development decisions, and improve in-home care services—funded by several local corporations and the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation.
  • AIDS prevention education projects with members of local African American and Latino communities—funded by several private foundations and local public agencies.