Children's Center for
Community Research (C3R)
The Children's Center for Community Research (C3R) is dedicated to conducting community-based collaborative research with the goal of improving the health of children and families. C3R uses a public health approach to conduct multi-faceted, interdisciplinary collaborative research on critical contemporary health issues facing children, including chronic disease, health disparities and their determinants, and optimal models of health management. Children's Center for Community Research works to encourage, facilitate, and provide an infrastructure for the performance of clinical, behavioral and translational research conducted by investigators in a variety of community settings including schools, homes, community organizations, and ambulatory practice settings. In addition, C3R is committed to the training of investigators and community stakeholders in community-based research.
C3R Activities and Services
- Grant submissions
- Journal publications
C3R Pediatric Academic Associates
The primary goal of the Pediatric Academic Associates program is to increase young investigators' skills in community-based research activities. Our goal in this program is to use an interactive format with experts from stated disciplines to provide in-depth training in specific areas with clear outcomes.
C3R conducts a needs assessment of interested investigators to determine the curriculum topic. Once a curriculum is determined, the class meets monthly for didactics and to work on the investigator's specific project interest. Some areas of need that have been identified include survey instrument development, qualitative research techniques, and working with minority populations.
Investigators who are interested in learning more about the Pediatric Academic Associates program should contact Annamarie Beaulieu, 860.545.8976.
The Asthma Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center was established in March 2001 based on the success of our nationally recognized Easy Breathing© program, which changed pediatric asthma management throughout Connecticut. The infrastructure of the Asthma Center is supported by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, while specific programs and activities are supported through extramural grants. Current programs include:
- Easy Breathing
- Building Bridges: Advancing Education by Improving Asthma Management in Inner City Children
- Payer-Provider Portal to Enhance Easy Breathing Adoption