Collaborations for Health Empowered Community-based Scientists (CHECS)


We are excited to invite Community Health Center (CHC) clinicians, staff, and patients to apply to participate in the CHECS Training Program. Up to 20 individuals and/or 20 teams will be selected to participate in a 12-month mentorship and training program. This program will include mentorship workshops and in-person trainings to build skills to develop a research proposal and pursue future funding for Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)/Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER).

Benefits to Participating in CHECS:

  • Develop your PCOR skills and knowledge

  • Originate research that can improve primary care services at your health center and ultimately improve patient health outcomes.

  • Support and mentorship from academic researchers, community advocates, and clinicians that have a range of experience and expertise in conducting research

  • Access to free online webinar trainings with free continuing education credits

  • Networking opportunities with other health center professionals, patients, and subject matter experts during in-person meetings.

CHECS Year 2 Application is now available! Click here to view the Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP can also be viewed and submitted via our online application. Applications are due April 30th 2018.

Year 1 training webcasts are available on the CHECS website here: If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Elizabeth Adetoro at