OCTRI Announces 2016 Community Research Coalition Grant recipients

The Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Community Research Coalition Grant (CRCG). This program funds proposals from community organizations within three regional research coalitions in Oregon. The CRCG supports local efforts to plan, implement, and evaluate research projects that address local health and wellness issues. It also cultivates and strengthens collaborations between OHSU investigators and statewide community partners.

Jackie Shannon, director of the Integrated Program in Community Research, said,“This is a wonderful opportunity for OHSU to support community organizations in developing rigorous, evidence-based approaches to addressing the health-related concerns that are of greatest importance to them.”

Click here to read full project abstracts. Congratulations to the 2016 CRCG winners:

FromwillerVenus Fromwiller, North Coast Coalition

“Get your rear in gear: A community-based colorectal cancer screening campaign”



KothariBrianne Kothari, Central Oregon Coalition

“Family finding: Relationships as pathways to better health and well-being for children and youth in foster care”



MachadoStephanie Machado, South Coast Coalition

“Exploring risk factors and trends associated with low birth weight in Klamath County”



Pourtal-StevensFlorence Pourtal-Stevens, South Coast Coalition

“Collection of feasibility data on existing obesity prevention programs and built environments in Coos County”



SmithGracie Smith, North Coast Coalition

“The Fitbit wellness program”



For more information on OCTRI’s resources and services, please visit: www.octri.org.