Welcome to Community Research Works, the website of Scott Consulting Partners LLC. Our mission is to partner with community organizations to develop, evaluate, and disseminate programs to improve the health and quality of life of those most in need. We have a strong public health and social justice orientation, and focus on building the capacity of diverse organizations serving the community, including non-profits, public health agencies, and foundations. Because of the capacity building nature of this work, we work collaboratively with the majority of our clients for 2 or more years.
Community based research blends the best aspects of academic inquiry and community knowledge. Our staff is grounded in community practice, but can also speak the language of research. We respect the expertise and insight of practitioners, while building their capacity to draw on scientific tools to create effective programs to address real world problems.
Scott Consulting Partners provides expertise in planning and technical assistance designed to create stronger, more effective programming. We specialize in helping agencies assess community needs, find funds to develop programs, determine if it’s working, and think through ways to sustain their good works.
Through participatory and empowerment evaluation, we work collaboratively with organizations to plan strategically, understand their program goals, and build their capacity to see data as a friendly tool to monitor progress, improve programming, and develop grants to address community needs.
Why work with us?
1Proven Evaluation SystemsCreated computerized, evaluation data collection systems that have helped public health agencies improve programs and understand critical strategic information. Several of our systems have been in continuous use for five to ten years.
2Sustainable ProgramsCollaboratively developed creative, innovative and sustained programs that address the leading cause of death in communities with disparities, including
- Return to First Medicines – a culturally based program addressing tobacco abuse created through a long-term partnership with the Indigenous Peoples Task Force
- Question Why Youth Empowerment —a public health, advocacy-based model for empowering youth to create change in their communities which was so successful that it has formed the basis for a new non-profit agency in youth leadership development
- Smoke-free HBCUs—a policy curriculum that builds the leadership skills of African Americans to take their place at the table in the public health movement for community change
3Get FundedWe’ve generated over 3 million dollars for community-based organizations to develop programs.