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The EDIT Program faculty and staff developed the idea for EDIT CARES (Community Award for Research and Evaluation Services) in 2017 as a way to further strengthen our connection to the Chicago community. Traditionally, most of EDIT’s work with community agencies is funded through entities like the Chicago Department of Public Health, primarily centered on HIV prevention and care. We recognized that this limits the types of organizations and programs that we are able to provide services to, thereby restricting our impact on the community. Moving forward, our aim is to extend our services to other organizations serving sexual and gender minority individuals.

The result of our reflection is EDIT CARES. Starting in Spring 2018, EDIT will release an annual request for proposals (RFP) to community organizations in Chicago to fund EDIT staff time to provide pro-bono evaluation, data integration, and other technical assistance services.

Previous EDIT CARES Awardees