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Maureen Perry-Jenkins, CRF Director Spoke on Panel for Community Engaged Research Workshop

In partnership with the Center for Research on Families, Project ACCCES, Healthy Development Initiative, the Institute for Diversity Sciences, the Center for Community Health Equity Research (CCHER) offered an intensive all-day training on principles and ethics of community-engaged research. The training was held on January 17, 2019 at UMass Springfield. Maureen Perry-Jenkins was a speaker on the panel discussion: Learning from Researcher Community Partnerships, along with Joni Beck Brewer, from Square One in which they discussed their ongoing research in Springfield which aims to reduce depression and stress among low-income new mothers and their partners early in pregnancy. The all-day workshop included trainers from Project ACCCES, a collaboration of the Public Health Institute of Western MA and Baystate, Motherwoman, and Boston Medical Center, and provided hands-on activities and engaging stories about successful research partnerships.