Our team members operate in a variety of settings, often serving as liaisons within and between groups who are doing amazing work. We are regularly asked how campus resources and expertise can be accessed to advance community programming and priorities.
In an effort to extend our community-academic partnership building capacity, we are inviting you to assist us with identifying and matching on- and off-campus partners as possible.
Long term, we envision a registry intended to assist us with amplifying the translation of health information to community via accessible, culturally appropriate targeted techniques. Immediately, our goal is to make it easier for faculty, staff, members of student organizations and others on campus to contribute their expertise via volunteer service and/or providing education/training that is aligned with the goals and priorities of our community partners. This effort is being led by our Community Engagement Program Manager, Tyson Jackson, who is currently working with numerous Dane County-based organizations.
We have two pathways below: one is for those who want to volunteer service, but need help finding opportunities to do this. The other is for those interested in providing a community presentation or engaging in a community conversation about a topic. Each route will take you to a brief survey intended to assist us with assisting you!
Volunteer in the Community
Community organizations we work with are often hosting events and looking for volunteers to assist. This could be a one-time thing or an ongoing opportunity. We believe it is important to demonstrate that you care before others care what you know.
Are you ready to build relationships with Madison community leaders?
Share Health Info and/or Education in the Community
We have opportunities to connect academic partners with diverse community partners for presentations and discussions geared to community audiences. This could be a one-time offering or an ongoing opportunity.
Do you have expertise in a specific field or on a health/wellness issue that you’re interested in sharing with community audiences?
Additional Ways to Engage with CCHE
Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI)
HELI is a week-long research and leadership immersion program focused on increasing the number of investigators, particularly minority investigators, engaged in health disparities research to achieve health equity.
The event takes place annually in June and we typically release the application in late January.
Advancing Health Equity & Diversity (AHEAD)
AHEAD is an infrastructure to provide Scholars associated with the ICTR a critical mass for collaborative activities. Additionally, the AHEAD Research Pilot Award Program awards $10,000 grants to junior scholars to advance their health equity research.
Interested? Contact Caitlin Scott for more information about all things AHEAD.
We are excited to share that a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Seed Project grant application, “Science Public Outreach Program (SciPOP) Ambassador Teams,” has been selected for funding! This project was jointly submitted by faculty and staff …