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University at Buffalo's strategic vision

Civic Engagement and Public Policy

Meredith Minkler Oct 2013

Dr. Meredith Minkler on "Building Healthy Environments in Diverse Settings: The Value Added by Community-Engaged Research" at an October 2013 CEPP Public Forum.

Learn More About This Strength

Faculty at the Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop
Learn more about the leadership of CEPP and the affiliated UB faculty members and their research interests.
Crowd at Buffalo Food Policy Summit
This Strategic Strength collaborates with the centers of research, schools and departments at UB that focus on issues of social policy and equity.
Presenter at Food Policy Summit presents research to audience in Karpeles Manuscript Museum
As an urban public research university, UB possesses strengths across its various units including its ability to marshal collaborative expertise in research, teaching and service that can positively impact local, national and even global constituencies.
Samina Raja, presenting at the Buffalo Food Policy Summit
CEPP has established two internal fellowship programs with a total of five fellowships to help advance and support community-based research by members of UB faculty.  These fellowships support community-based research used to study issues of social justice, equity, and public policy and the research may be local or global in scope.
In addition to offering competitive fellowships for UB faculty researchers, CEPP supports and advances community-based research and scholarship by UB researchers by providing a forum for research presentations, internal research series and workshops, and research network meetings.
CEPP hosts and sponsors many public workshops and conferences each year, both on campus and throughout the Buffalo and Western New York community.  These community-wide research events facilitate discussion and networking between community research partners and scholars.  Annual research workshops are held to focus on the crisis of poverty in Buffalo, major forums bring in nationally recognized experts, and policy summits and workshops are held jointly with community organizations.