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The President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness recognizes ASU faculty and staff who have worked as departmental, interdepartmental or transdisciplinary teams that have demonstrated excellence in embedding ASU in the social and cultural fabric of our surrounding communities. Social Embeddedness at ASU is a university-wide, interactive and mutually-supportive partnership with the communities of Arizona. Social embeddedness means both the community and the university benefit from and rely upon each other. At ASU, this vision involves the ongoing integration of five innovative and distinct, yet interrelated, actions: Community Capacity Building; Teaching and Learning; Economic Development; Social Development; and Research.
More information about the application process can be found here.
2019 Recipient: ¡Viva Maryvale!
¡Viva Maryvale! is a solution-oriented, multilevel, multisector collaborative approach that leverages social, cultural and community-level resources to support health promotion and diabetes 2 prevention among high-risk Latino families living in Maryvale, Ariz.
¡Viva Maryvale!: A Multilevel, Multisector Model to Community-Based Diabetes Prevention PubMed.gov, January 2019
ASU, St. Vincent De Paul ¡Viva Maryvale! project shows positive results ASU Now, May 2019
CHPDP ¡Viva Maryvale! research team and community partners receive ASU President's Medal for Social Embeddedness ASU Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, June 2019
A Conversation with ¡Viva Maryvale! (Family-Focused Diabetes Prevention) Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, July 2020
2018 Recipient: America Reads
ASU America Reads Program partners with community organizations to offer tutoring to children living in low-income areas. For over 20 years, ASU America Reads tutor/mentors have helped improve the academic performance and college-going expectations of hundreds of Phoenix-area children. Local schools and community organizations may take advantage of America Reads tutoring and mentoring programs through a cost-share partnership. Learn more about the ASU America Reads Program here.
DriveTime meets the needs of America Reads Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, April 2017
Parking and Transit Services presents check to ASU America Reads ASU Now, August 2017
2017 Recipient: CarePRO
CarePRO stands for Care Partners Reaching Out and is an evidence-based, psychoeducational skills-building intervention for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
ASU researcher earns prestigious caregiving award ASU Now, November 2013
Family caregiver research seeks to lighten the load Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, October 2019