National Institutes of Health: Academic-Community Partnership Conference Series (U13
CRF continues to be an active partner with the Springfield-Holyoke Health Alliance for Research and Engagement
(SHHARE) collaborative, an initiative led by Associate Dean for Research in the School of Public Health, Elaine Puleo.
SHHARE is committed to addressing the health needs in the local communities of Springfield and Holyoke through
community-based research. There are over 100 people from the Holyoke and Springfield communities, UMass Amherst,
Holyoke Community College, Springfield Community College, Springfield Technical College, Mt. Holyoke College and
Baystate Medical Center who are committed to putting time and energy into developing a coalition focused on disparities.