Academic Community Collaboration Award (ACCA) Seed Grants for Research and Program Development

The next Academic and Community Collaboration Award cycle will open early 2019. Please check back soon for more information on how to apply.

Past Winners

2017 ACCA Winners

Project Title: A Community Collaborative to Address School Absenteeism.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Danielle Dooley and Children’s National Health System
Community Partner: CentroNia

2016 ACCA Winners

Project Title: Creating Toolkits for Parents & Families of LGBTQ Young People: Strategies for Supporting Health and Wellness Among Youth    
Principal Investigator: Chad Henson, MD - SMHS
Community Partner: Whitman-Walker Health

Project Title: Youth Mental Health First Aid    
Prinicipal Investigator: Melissa McCarthy, ScD - Milken
Community Partner: Green Door

Project Title: Engaging communities to enhance coordinated asthma care    
Principal Investigator: Joyce Pulcini, PhD, FNP-BC - School of Nursing    
Community Partner: DC Asthma Coalition

2015 ACCA Winners

Project Title: Empowering physicians to Address Health disparities related to food insecurity
GW SMHS and Wholesome Wave
Principal Investigators: 

  • Skye Cornell, Wholesome Wave
  • Natashea Winters, Wholesome Wave
  • Sheena Khurana, MD, GW SMHS
  • Dianne Thompson, MD, Wholesome Wave

Project Title: Improving Communication and Transitions of Care between The George Washington University Hospital Emergency Department and Unity Health Care.

  • Sonal Batra, M.D.
  • Reem Al-Hawas, M.D.

Community Partners – Unity Health Care

  • Eleni O’Donovan, M.D.  
  • Andrea Anderson, M.D.  
  • Amoreena Howell, D.O.  
  • Keith Egan, D.O. PGY II  

Project Title: Return on Investment Associated with Decreased Acute Care Utilization for Inner-City Children with Asthma Receiving Medical-Legal Intervention in Washington, DC: Results of an Enhanced Partnership between Children's National Health System and Children's Law Center
Community Partner: Holly Stevens, PhD Research Coordinator Children's Law Center Washington, DC
Academic Partner: Abby Nerlinger, MD and Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow Department of Pediatrics Children's National Health System, Washington, DC