The CCHE team has developed relationships with a variety of community, academic, and government-based organizations and individuals who share interests in:
- Identifying the causes and consequences of disparities in health and health outcomes;
- Improving the knowledge, skills and attitudes of healthcare providers;
- Developing community-academic partnerships;
- Exploring the collection, analysis and dissemination of minority health data; and
- Enhancing the diversity of the UW Health Sciences and campus workforce.
Three new CITI modules are available for institutions to include in their CITI training options and CCHE is working with our local UW Office of Research Policy to learn about how/if they can be adopted here. The new modules are: Introduction to CBPR; Introduction to Community Engaged Research; and Ethical and Practical Considerations in Community-Engaged Research.
These three foundational modules are designed to help learners understand the approach, considerations, and ethics of participation in research partnerships and collaborations with communities. A description of the modules, additional information, and access are available here.
These CITI modules were created by the Harvard Catalyst Community Engaged Regulatory Subcommittee, along with community members and collaborators from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Tufts Medical School and Duke University, Any questions about these modules can be directed to Sabune_Winkler@hms.harvard.edu.
- Community-Academic Partnership Development. CCHE staff develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with others; creating an environment in which trust is fostered, shared, and distinct values and priorities of each partner are recognized and honored. We have assisted in developing partnerships for the purpose of advancing community-engaged and/or community-based participatory research, as well as acquiring community perspectives on research implementation and/or education/training endeavors.
- Access to Expertise. Our staff and center Affiliates provide expertise on minority health issues, health disparities and cultural competence as it relates to developing research partnerships, disseminating evidence-based findings and other communications. Our knowledge can enhance your research proposals, research-based manuscripts, and course content.
- Research Mentoring. Our staff provide mentoring to new and/or inexperienced post-docs and faculty investigators, as well as community partners who wish to engage in research. We can help identify targeted research experiences, or link with established research teams exploring minority health and health disparity topics.
- Funding Assistance. We can help identify and apply for federal and other funding to support research, education/training, and community partnership-building initiatives focused on minority health, health disparities, and community-based participatory research and education initiatives. We assist new investigators and junior faculty interested in health disparity research apply for supplemental funds from the National Institutes of Health to support pre- and post-doctoral training opportunities, as well as loan repayment applications.
- Protocol Guidance. We provide guidance for drafting successful, culturally appropriate protocols that meet required Office of Human Subjects regulations.