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The SEED Method: An Evidence-Based Method for Engaging Communities

The SEED Method is a multi-stakeholder approach to engaging communities in research, problem solving, and action planning. Developed at Virginia Commonwealth University, SEED provides a framework for collaborative research and action planning that can be scaled up or down depending on project resources and goals.

Thinking of using the SEED method or SEED method tools for your research, program implementation, or action planning, but still have questions?

Bring your questions and join us for a series of upcoming office hour sessions!

What: One hour office hour sessions for subgroup members to provide a forum for you and your team to bring your technical assistance questions for applying the SEED method and/or SEED method tools to your research or action planning.


  • Second Tuesdays of the month at 1PM EST
    • August 10th
    • September 14th
    • October 12th
  • Fourth Wednesdays of the month at 3PM EST
    • August 25th
    • September 22nd
    • October 27th

Where: All sessions will be hosted on zoom. Check out our calendar for upcoming dates and for zoom info.

Who are these office hours for? All subgroup members interested in using the SEED Method or any of the SEED Method tools.

If you would like to receive further technical assistance, contact us HERE.

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