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Grant Application Toolkit: Community Engagement Support

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Community Engagement Support

The CCTS provides community-engaged research support and resources for Ohio State and Nationwide Children's Hospital scientists, including: participatory bi-directional capacity building; consultation with community engagement advisory boards; identifying and communicating with research sites; data sharing plans; culturally sensitive research protocols for recruitment/retention, intervention, dissemination and translation; consultation for selection of study measures; training protocols for community data collectors; and Public Health Accreditation Board requirement documentation.

Consults


The Community Engagement Program at CCTS provides individual consultations to investigators from the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital regarding community-engaged approaches at any stage of the research process. Services offered during consultations include:

  • giving feedback on study design/measures;
  • formulating plans on how to build collaborative research projects with community stakeholders;
  • suggesting and initiating community contacts who can provide partnerships and letters of support for research proposals;
  • working on data sharing plans;
  • helping with dissemination and implementation goals; and
  • scheduling additional consultations with members of the CCTS Community Engagement Advisory Board.

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Project Planning


The staff and faculty affiliates of the CCTS Community Engagement Program assist Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigators with planning community-engaged research projects at any point of development. Services offered regarding project planning include:

  • identification of and communications with research sites;
  • formation of tailored, ad hoc committees for specific projects;
  • data sharing plans; and
  • helping with development of culturally sensitive research protocols for recruitment/retention, intervention, dissemination and translation.

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Partnerships


The CCTS Community Engagement Program has partnerships with numerous community organizations in 18 counties in central and Southeastern Ohio. These partners include representatives from churches, schools, nursing homes, philanthropy groups, OSU extension offices, county health departments and civic groups. Many of these partners also have representatives who serve on our two Community Engagement Advisory Boards. CCTS community partners include:

  • Center for Appalachian Philanthropy;
  • Center for Somali Women’s Advancement;
  • Fayette County Memorial Hospital;
  • Central Ohio Diabetes Association;
  • Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging;
  • Neighborhood House Inc.;
  • Ohio Hispanic Coalition;
  • Ohio Asian American Health Coalition;
  • Southern Ohio Medical Center; and
  • Various YMCA chapters.

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Advisory Boards


The CCTS Community Engagement Program has three advisory boards available to investigators: the Central Ohio Community Engagement Advisory Board (CEAB), the Southeastern Ohio CEAB, and the Faculty Community Engagement Internal Advisory Board.

Central Ohio Community Engagement Advisory Board

The CCTS Central Ohio Community Engagement Advisory Board is comprised of fifteen community experts who meet on a quarterly basis to develop community health initiatives and to provide individual consultation to investigators.

Southeast Ohio Community Engagement Advisory Board

The CCTS Southeast Ohio Community Engagement Board is comprised of twenty-one community experts who meet on a quarterly basis to discuss community health initiatives and to provide individual consultation to investigators.

Faculty Community Engagement Internal Advisory Board

The CCTS Faculty Community Engagement Internal Advisory Board is comprised of 22 faculty members from diverse disciplines at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Board members have expertise, investment, and a history of successful funding in community-engaged research projects. This group serves in mentoring and consulting roles to encourage and advise other OSU and Nationwide Children’s Hospital investigators regarding their own community-engaged work. Board members do occasional, individual consultations with faculty seeking their insights, provide direction for the Community Engagement Program at CCTS, and attend semi-annual (fall and spring) meetings to discuss updates, collaborative projects and to provide group consultations. Faculty representatives come from Dentistry, Spanish and Portuguese, Medicine, Extension Offices, Geography, Engineering, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Public Health, Anthropology, Education and Human Ecology, Social Work, City and Regional Planning, and Nursing.

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Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN)


The Appalachian Translational Research Network (ATRN) is committed to addressing the significant health challenges and disparities specific to Appalachia by enhancing research collaborations to speed the translation of scientific discoveries to health improvements for this region. The ATRN seeks to foster Community Engagement and Outreach to those in the Appalachian region. In addition, the ATRN serves as a conduit for enhancing T1 research collaborations in areas relevant to the chronic health conditions prevalent in Appalachia. The ATRN institutional partners are:

  • The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science;
  • University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science;
  • University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training;
  • West Virginia University;
  • Ohio University;
  • Marshall University; and
  • East Tennessee State University.

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