Community Engagement . What’s the CE Core Up To?. PACT Council Pilot Grants Liaisons Immersion Engaging Communities in Education and Research Conference. PACT Council Community Partners. Center for African American Health Stapleton 2040 LUCHAR High Plains Research Network
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Improving Translational Research Through Community-Academic Partnerships
The goal of translational research is to narrow the gap between what we know based on research advances and what we actually do to improve health and health services. The PACT is committed to developing a broad-based translational research enterprise that results in reduced barriers and improved health for people and communities across geographic, cultural, and socioeconomic boundaries.
++AT LEAST half of funds must go to community partner.
Detailed information about the specific grantees can be found on the CCTSI website
Premise: Community engagement is essential to translating research into clinical practice and ultimately improving the health and well-being of the population.
Objective: To rapidly expand the pool of scientists and researchers with knowledge and skills to effectively and respectfully partner with Colorado communities for improved translational research.
“I have a new perspective on why doctors do research – why they spend time seeing patients AND doing research.”
“Primary care practices are not just doing us a favor by participating in research projects. They are contributing to something much bigger.”
“Researchers have as much passion for their work as I do.”
“As liaisons we are gatekeepers for the community. But maybe we are also gatekeepers for the University. How can we open those gates to more community members?”
“This was life-changing. I had to do some
“This was exactly what I needed, although I didn’t know I needed it before.”
“What I knew in my brain traveled to my heart.”
“Immersion gives you a better sense of how to guide your research.”
“I learned things I would never learn at a conference.”
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