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. The 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. 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. Check out our ‘menu’ of curated expertise available for community audiences. These efforts are being led by our Senior Community Outreach Coordinator, Tyson Jackson, who is currently working with numerous Dane County-based organizations.
We have two pathways below – 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?
I have worked with the CCHE for the past year, and they have been an excellent resource for my work in community outreach. They have provided thoughtful suggestions for partnerships and continued support throughout my time working with them. I am grateful for the CCHE!
-Grace Blitzer, MD
Department of Human Oncology, UW SMPH
The support, insight, and collaboration that CCHE has provided me has been invaluable. Not only have they provided relevant resources necessary for me to grow my nonprofit, but they have done so with an amazing work ethic, curiosity, and compassion. This partnership has led to the potential for numerous positive outcomes and their guidance has helped to make sure we live our mission centered on racial equity, positive partnerships, sustainability, and relevant impact on our community.
-Jamie Pekarek Krohn, LPC, CYT
Director, Be Well Madison
Our involvement with CCHE has continuously opened doors, and provided the connections to the communities we were missing when we first began recruitment for our study. From facilitating meetings with members of different community organizations, and sitting down (virtually) and providing constructive and actionable feedback regarding recruitment efforts and strategies, the CCHE Team has provided invaluable knowledge and learning opportunities for our team to grow as individuals and health researchers.
-Voils Research Team, Partner2Lose
PI: Corrine Voils, PhD
What's on the Menu
HELI is typically an annual, 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.
AHEAD is an infrastructure and pilot funding opportunity to provide UW health equity scholars a critical mass for collaborative activities.
CCHE prioritizes the use of campus and other resources to support community-led strategies to address inequities in health and health outcomes. Check out our ‘menu’ of curated expertise available for community audiences!