Community Engagement Research (CEnR) awards emphasize the community's critical role in developing and translating knowledge into improvement in health; proposals required involvement of a community partner in all aspects of the study plan, from design and execution to interpretation and dissemination of results. Following a review of letters of intent, SYNERGY invited five full applications. After careful review, two CEnR pilot projects were chosen for funding:
Fallon Cluxton-Keller, PhD (PI, Psychiatry) and Craig Donnelly, MD (Co-PI, Pediatrics and Psychiatry) in collaboration with Melony Williams, Maggie Monroe-Cassel, Jennifer Buteau and Pattie Stolte of the Family Resource Centers of Claremont and Gorham, NH will investigate: Integrated video-based family therapy for peripartum depression in home visited adolescents: A pilot study.
Sarah Lord, PhD (PI, Pediatrics and Psychiatry) and Daisy Goodman, DNP (Co-PI, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Community and Family Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute) in collaboration with Jennifer Williams of Habit OPCO will investigate: Empowering mothers with opioid use disorders to create and implement a Plan of Safe Care for their infants using an electronic care management system.