What is ALIVE!?

The ALIVE! Research Partnership is a community based participatory research (CBPR) collaboration between academic researchers from Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) and church leaders from five African American churches. The focus of their work together is to help the five congregations and their communities at large build healthier lifestyle behaviors in order to reduce the health disparities found in the African American community compared to other groups.

In addition to our research partnership, we work together to develop our communities! The pictures below are of a career fair at Jesse Owens Community Academy, where a team of Rush professionals from medicine, nursing, and occupational therapy shared their experience with the kids.

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