Engagement Week Calendar
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At this presentation, attendees will learn about the North Carolina Navigating Care for Families and Their Children with Developmental Disabilities (NCNC) project. The NCNC project was funded by HRSA (Health Resources Services Administration) with two primary aims: (1) Enhance screening … Continued
Civic Hackathon: (Visualize) Helping North Carolina Communities Recover from the Impacts of COVID-19
Use your creativity and data analysis skills to create tools for community engagement. Carolina’s first ever Engagement Week will include a week-long civic hackathon competition where students are invited to analyze and visualize data on COVID-19’s health, economic and/or social … Continued
Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars: Building Bridges Between Communities and Carolina Faculty for 15 Years
The Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program, in its 15th year, is currently working with its eighth two-year cohort of Carolina faculty. The program is a faculty development initiative on the go, visiting community partnership and research sites of experienced engaged … Continued
In the presentation, learn about a multi-year collaborative community project. For the past three years, this team has connected with various community members (adults and youth), developed organizational partnerships, and built relationships with stakeholders to implement policy, systems and/or environmental … Continued
Rural Pharmacy Scholars: Offering a Graduate Certificate in Rural Pharmacy Health as a Strategy in Addressing Healthcare Workforce Development
The presentation will focus on the Rural Pharmacy Health Certificate program which has been uniquely offered on the Asheville campus of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy since 2014. The program requires that Rural Scholars have long-term relationships with pharmacists serving … Continued
Presenters will share descriptions and best practices for effectively conducting community health assessments and community health improvement planning.
Carolina made a bold declaration last year. After carefully listening to thousands of voices, we would partner with communities in each of the state's 100 counties to tackle the most pressing challenges coming out of COVID-19. This Engagement Week session … Continued
This webinar describes inclusive and interdisciplinary models for leadership development. Participants will learn about three team-based leadership initiatives for healthcare providers, healthcare trainees, and community-academic partnerships.
This presentation will describe a research-practice partnership between the STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center (STEMIE) at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and Kidzu Children's Museum in Chapel Hill. Presenters will describe the way their partnership formed … Continued
Telling the Stories of Birthing People of Color in the Triangle and Highlighting what Community-Driven Solutions Look Like
Presenters will tell the story of the research collaboration between a UNC Preventive Medicine Resident in the Graduate Certificate for Participatory Research program and a community-based organization supporting birthing people of color in the Triangle, from project conception and design … Continued
The Carolina Hunger Initiative at the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention partnered with the NC Department of Public Instruction on 2021 Summer Nutrition Programs outreach statewide and in rural NC communities. The partnership goal is to increase … Continued
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, through their philanthropic collaborative problem-solving program, has funded a multi-year effort in eastern Carteret County to engage the community to build their own capacity for community resilience. As part of that effort, UNC faculty acted … Continued
This presentation will highlight a collaborative rural community partnership featuring an informal science center (Morehead Planetarium and Science Center), local school district (Gates County Schools), and local non-profit (Gates County Community Partnership). Discussion will include how these partners implemented a … Continued
The North Carolina Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Research Team established a collaborative process that implements intentional strategies to fully engage community partners to build the power necessary for shared decision making. The establishment of this collaborative also allows space for … Continued
This presentation will highlight the potential benefits and challenges of engaging schools in new programming during COVID, and how we built a partnership in this context. School district partners/administrators will share their motivation for partnering, how the program aligns with … Continued
Learn more about the work being done by UndocuCarolina, a collaboration of UNC students, faculty, staff, community members, the Carolina Latinx Center and LatinxEd. UndocuCarolina is working to increase visibility, support and resources for members of the Carolina community living … Continued
This workshop will focus on effective practices for meaningfully and authentically including autistic adults as research partners.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A&T State University to offer semester-long classes and a lecture series to broaden opportunities for historically Black college and university (HBCU) students to learn the … Continued
During the summer of 2021, CREATE's NCGrowth program worked with a coalition of business owners, investors and community leaders on the development of a plan for a Black Business Matters District in downtown Rocky Mount.
During the Fall of 2021, CREATE, an affiliated center of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, worked with the University of Mount Olive and community stakeholders to examine economic development strategies for the Mount Olive Region with the goal of … Continued
Local governments are being asked to address increasingly complex issues with few resources, while struggling to prepare for a large percentage of impending staff retirements. Lead for North Carolina aims to recruit, train and place the state’s most promising young … Continued
For the past several years, the SCRIPT-NC project has partnered with NC community colleges to support enhancements to their early childhood (EC) programs. Working together, shifts in coursework and field experiences have better prepared future EC educators to work with … Continued
Community partnerships with academic institutions can often be one-sided in favor of the institution. Data mining for the purposes of funding, publications and other benefits have historically been the driving force for these partnerships. Community residents are often left with … Continued
The FFORC (Food, Fitness and Opportunity Research Collaborative) team has been working to recognize the value of multiple forms of communication and dissemination to community partners that extend beyond the written word. One of the team approaches has been to … Continued
How the Lineberger Cancer Center is Advancing Research by Serving the State and Engaging Communities
UNC Lineberger Cancer Center established its Community Outreach and Engagement Office to meaningfully engage the community in its cancer research, clinical care and programmatic efforts to better understand and serve NC's needs. Presenters will showcase innovative ways in which the … Continued
North Carolina is home to the largest population of American Indians east of the Mississippi River, totaling more than 184,000 people with eight state-recognized tribes and four urban Indian organizations. During this program, we will learn more about each tribe … Continued
Join APPLES Service-Learning student leaders to learn about the variety of opportunities for engagement on and off-campus. APPLES provides direct service opportunities, plus education and reflection, to help students make deeper meaning of their service and learn more about communities … Continued
Implementing a Total Worker Health® Approach to Improve Worker Safety and Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Carolina PROSPER Study
Carolina PROSPER was a research study of the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health-funded, regional education and research center that is part of the UNC Gillings School of … Continued
An interactive training for building relationships with people of different backgrounds. Participants will tackle questions such as: What do you want people to think about you? What are you worried they will think about you? What tactics might you employ … Continued
Cross-Institutional Academic Collaboration to Support Community-Based Substance Use Coalitions in Western NC
Partners from UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Asheville describe a cross-university collaboration in providing technical assistance to substance misuse coalitions in western NC.
This presentation will (1) provide an overview of the Tiny Homes Village Project, (2) discuss strategies used to build and sustain the public-private partnership being used to develop this demonstration project, and (3) discuss preliminary results from a process evaluation … Continued
Learn about the ways the Philosophy Department and other departments at UNC are working with the Friday Center and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety to bring humanistic inquiry and educational opportunities to adult prisons and juvenile justice facilities.