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 domains listed here.


How do I become an affiliate? What are the benefits of becoming an affiliate?

If you are an individual who is interested in engaging in research in school and child health, you are welcome to become a CSCH affiliate. Becoming a CSCH affiliate makes it easier to connect with partners for upcoming research projects and research networking events.

Affiliation is available to two groups:

University-based Affiliation (for Faculty, PostDocs, Staff and Graduate Students)

Community-based Affiliation (for those in organizations or other universities)

Affiliation allows you to join the CSCH listserv, where you can learn about projects and seek collaborators interested in school and child health research. You will also have opportunities to network and partner with UConn researchers and community organizations in order to form multi-disciplinary research collaborations that further initiatives in school and child health.

CSCH is a center within the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention and Policy (InCHIP). To become an affiliate, visit InCHIP and sign up for the Collaboratory on School and Child Health as a research interest group. If you are already an InCHIP affiliate or network member and would like to be a CSCH affiliate, please contact us directly. InCHIP offers many ways to connect with fellow researchers and offers grant support services, including help finding co-investigators or consultants with specific skillsets and use of InCHIP research equipment, IT services and facilities.

Not a researcher or interested in collaborating on research? Join our mailing list instead.

How do I learn more?

To learn about the collaboratory, check out our About Us page and sign up for our email list on the contact us page.To learn more about the Whole School, Whole Child Model, please see the CDC’s website: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/wscc/


How can I collaborate with you?

A central mission of CSCH is to connect partners across research, policy, and practice arenas who share a common interest in school and child health topics. We welcome the opportunity to build new and expand on existing collaborations with interested individuals and organizations. If you have a potential collaboration to discuss, please contact us via email at csch@uconn.edu.


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,

1. To become a CSCH Faculty/PostDoc/Staff Affiliate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a direct association with the University of Connecticut
  • Have an advanced degree (e.g., MS, MPH, PhD, MD)

2. To become a Graduate Student affiliate you must be enrolled at the University of Connecticut as a graduate student.

3. To become a Community Affiliate, you must already be engaged in or have an interest in engaging in research with CSCH affiliates.


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. You can also check out our affiliate page and search by keyword or WSCC model domain. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at csch@uconn.edu.