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The Social Intervention Group’s work is enriched and made possible by participating in a diverse, multi-disciplinary global network of collaborators including universities, hospitals, clinics, shelters, non-profits, government agencies, and more.  The following list, while not comprehensive, showcases just a few of SIG’s collaborators at present and through the years. 

SIG also partners with many substance use treatment agencies and harm reduction programs.

  • Adult Family Homeless shelters (New York City)

  • ASPIRE Partners

  • Beth Israel Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program

  • Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • CIRA: Yale center for HIV

  • Clinical Trials Network

  • Columbia University

  • Columbia University School of Social Work

  • Columbia University Cardiopulmonary Sleep & Ventilatory Disorders Center

  • Columbia University Medical Center, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health

  • Community Collaborative Research Network

  • dlhcorp

  • Dominican Women's Development Center

  • Eban: Multiple HIV Care clinics

  • Fortune Society

  • GHRCCA Partners [Link]

  • Hispanic Federation

  • HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)

  • Hudson Link

  • Hudson River HealthCare

  • International Organization for Migration; Ms. Nomagugu Ncube, Health Migration Officer

  • Irving Institute: Columbia Community Partnership for Health (CCPH)

  • Mexican Consulate

  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Partnerships in Research to Implement and Disseminate Sustainable and Scalable Evidence Based Practices in sub-Saharan Africa (PRIDE)

  • St. Barnabas Hospital Primary Care Clinics (Bronx)

  • St. Barnabas Hospital Emergency Department

  • Ubuntu Pathways Port Elizabeth South Africa; Ms. Jana Zindell, Chief Program officer

  • University of Rochester

  • University of Zambia School Sociology and Social Work; Mr. Simona Simona Lecturer

  • University of Zambia Teaching Hospital; Dr. Ravi Paul, Head of Psychiatry

  • Yale University

  • Zambia Ministry of Health; Mr. John Mayeya, Chief Mental Health officer

The Community Collaborative Research Network

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The Community Collaborative Research Network (CCRN) is a partnership between SIG, community corrections personnel, social service agencies, and justice-involved community members. The CCRN was formed to strengthen community-researcher collaborations and shape evidence-based, sustainable solutions—and the research behind them—to address HIV, violence, substance use, mental health, and other co-occurring issues.

“Connecting Communities and Closing Gaps”

Convened by Columbia University’s Social Intervention Group (SIG) in 2015, the Community Collaborative Research Network is a partnership between the Social Intervention Group, community corrections personnel, various social service provider agencies and men and women who have been in the justice system. Its mission is to strengthen community-researcher collaboration through training, education, research, and advocacy in order to inform and shape evidence-based, sustainable solutions to enable individuals, families, and communities to address HIV, violence, substance use, mental health, and other co-occurring issues.

Network members currently include former participants in SIG’s research studies, representatives from the Department of Probation, social service providers such as Fortune Society and the Family Center, and representatives from other relevant NYC government agencies such as the Administration for Children and Families, Health + Hospitals, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The Community Collaborative Research (CCRN) provides an important space in which members share information and coordinate efforts related to the health and overall well-being of individuals and communities who have been directly involved in the justice system. With a vision to “connect communities and close gaps,” the CCRN also informs the implementation and dissemination strategies of SIG’s research related to justice-involved populations including Project PACT and Project E-WORTH. Project PACT is a study that evaluates the effectiveness drug abuse prevention intervention for men under community supervision and their female partners. E-WORTH is a study that evaluates the effectiveness of an HIV risk reduction intervention for African American women on probation.

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