Building Sustainable Community-Linked Infrastructure to Enable Health Science Research
The Orange County Alliance for Community Health Research (OCACHR) represents an exciting academic-community partnership opportunity that will build upon strong collaborative relationships to improve the way health research is conducted in Orange County.
The mission of the OCACHR is to improve the health and well-being of Orange Countyâ€™s diverse population through collaborative research and by supporting sustainable research and dissemination of evidence-based best practices to inform local health decisions.
The OCACHR will:
The OCACHR provides the opportunity to improve utilization of health data to develop evidence-based community research priorities, and increase community research capacity to engage in community-based participatory research. Through the OCACHR, community and academic partners will collaborate to identify the priority heath research issues of the county and develop a joint health research agenda and projects targeting those health concerns.
Upcoming Community Health Research Workshops:Building Successful Partnerships Workshop
Curriculum : Facilitated networking opportunities with UCI and Cal State Fullerton faculty. This workshop will empower participants to collaborate on research projects addressing cutting edge and timely health issues and ensure equitable partnerships between community agencies and university researchers. Discuss the stages involved in partnership development, such as building relationships, assessing needs, developing compatible goals, implementing and evaluating programs, providing ongoing feedback, and assessing outcomes.
Program Evaluation Workshop
Curriculum : Core concepts of planning, designing, implementing, analyzing, and disseminating findings for program evaluation. It will also include presentations by community partners on specific challenges in healthcare and research. The students will then network and select partners for interdisciplinary teams to collaborate under the guidance of faculty mentors to develop mutually beneficial proposals for addressing the outlined challenges.
Proposal & Grant Writing Workshop
*Space is limited so sign up today!
For additional information, please contact Jacqueline Tran at Jackie@HealthierOC.org.