CSCH facilitates opportunities for interested researchers to collaborate on projects of common interest as related to school and child health topics. As such, CCSH provides a valuable role in recognizing existing work conducted across and within other groups, organizations, and agencies, and connecting partnerships that can enhance individual efforts.
Primary coordination of CSCH occurs through the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) at the University of Connecticut. In addition, the Office of Public Engagement (OPE) assists with enhancing community connections. For example, a relevant role for CSCH includes serving as a research arm for the New England University-Assisted Community School Collaborative (NE UACSC) funded by the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania.
CSCH leadership includes co-director(s) and a steering committee comprised of university researchers and community stakeholders engaged in school and child health efforts with focus on research partnerships. The steering committee is comprised of no more than 12 university-based members and no more than 3 community-based members. Each steering committee member agrees to serve a two-year term, which may be renewable. New steering committee members are nominated by current members. The co-directors invite new members based on review of the overall composition of the committee to ensure adequate balance across WSCC domains.
Affiliate membership in CSCH is open to those persons interested and engaged in work related to the mission of CSCH. Individuals must first become an affiliate with InCHIP.
CSCH Program Manager
Interests: poverty-related issues and policies, community partnerships, survey research