Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop

Asset-Based Community Development or ABCD is a strategy for sustainable community-driven development that focuses on the positive assets of a community rather than on its needs.  The ABCD concept has been largely developed by Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (  ABCD seeks to build successful and lasting community collaborations between residents and institutions to improve a community’s health and quality of life.

Workshop attendees will learn how to build community connections and partnerships in support of medical research, education and practice that really work to impact community health. Expected participants will include CTSA librarians, researchers and administrators, public health workers, area health professionals, public and academic librarians, community health workers, Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Translational Advisory Boards (TABS).

Workshop Dates:

        San Antonio

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


La Quinta Horizon Hill Conference Center

4431 Horizon Hill Blvd., San Antonio, TX

Refreshments provided, free parking.

Contact: Peg Seger

Hosted by UT Health Science Center Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library & South Central AHEC

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Thursday, March 7, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon


Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) Auditorium

2102 Treasure Hills Blvd., Harlingen, TX

Refreshments provided.

Contact: Greysi Reyna

Hosted by UT Health Science Center Mario E. Ramirez Library & Lower Rio Grande Valley AHEC

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About the Speaker

H. Daniels (Dan) Duncan: Consultant and faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. Dan is a longtime human services professional who helps agencies recognize the value of working with citizens and community organizations.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276—2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.