PHAB Stories Project
The PHAB Stories Project
finds and presents narrative accounts of individuals or groups who have reached across boundaries and established relationships that advance health.
is sponsored by the (US) Centers for
Disease Control. Its mission is to foster partnerships within Cleveland’s
urban neighborhoods for developing, testing, and implementing strategies
to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic disease.
This new public health endeavor reflects a growing national concern about
the slow decay of urban industrial centers with low income, low education,
and a greater health risk burden than the national average. This
is especially true in Cleveland, which often ranks among the poorest
and most unhealthy populations in the country.
is part of the national Clinical
Translational and Science Award (CTSA) consortium
which is led by the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) of the
National Institutes of Health (NIH). With an academic home
in the Center for Clinical
(CCI) within the Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine, the CTSC is directed by Principal Investigator Pamela
, MD, PhD and Co-Principal Investigator Richard
, MD. Under their guidance, the CTSC is transforming the clinical
research enterprise to train leaders in translational science, promote
collaborative research efforts, and develop an advanced research infrastructure.