Frequently Asked Questions
How do you define school and child health?
Because we look at school and child health through the lens of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model, we define this very broadly. Please see the Focal Areas listed here.
How do I become an affiliate? What are the benefits of becoming an affiliate?
To become an affiliate of CSCH, you must become an affiliate within UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP). Becoming an InCHIP and CSCH affiliate makes it easier to find interested collaborators for upcoming projects. Affiliation allows you to apply for various grants and entitles you to many grant support services, including help finding co-investigators or consultants with specific skillsets and use of InCHIP research equipment, IT services and facilities. To learn about the benefits of becoming an affiliate and to apply, please visit http://chip.uconn.edu/chip-business-office/affiliate-application/ As a part of the InCHIP affiliate application process you will be asked if you would like to become part of CSCH.
As a CSCH affiliate you will have opportunities to network and partner with UConn researchers and community organizations in order to form multi-disciplinary collaborations that further initiatives in school and child health.
How do I learn more?
To learn about the collaboratory, check out our About Us page. To learn more about the Whole School, Whole Child Model, please see the CDC’s website: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/wscc/
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How can I collaborate with you?
We welcome collaboration with any individuals and organizations who are interested in working on school and child health with us.
Do I have to be a UConn faculty/staff member to become an affiliate?
No, any person is welcome and there are no associated fees. However, to become an InCHIP and CSCH Faculty/Research Affiliate, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have a direct association with the University of Connecticut or have a history of doing collaborative research with current InCHIP Affiliates.
- Have an advanced degree (e.g., MS, MPH, PhD, MD)
To become a Graduate Student affiliate you must be enrolled at the University of Connecticut as a graduate student.
I want to collaborate with an individual. How do I find out who is working on what aspects of school and child health?
As noted above, becoming a CSCH affiliate is a great way to network and partner with UConn researchers and community organizations. That said, if you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com