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?
If you are an individual who is interested in engaging in research in school and child health, you are welcome to apply to become a CSCH affiliate by becoming an affiliate within UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP). Becoming an InCHIP and CSCH affiliate makes it easier to connect with partners for upcoming research projects. As a part of the InCHIP affiliate application process, you will be asked if you would like to become part of CSCH.
Note that there are separate applications for university-based and community-based affiliates.
University-based Affiliation (for Faculty and Graduate Students)
University-based affiliation allows you to apply for various grants and entitles you to access 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 a research affiliate and to apply, please visit InCHIP. As a CSCH affiliate you can join the CSCH internal listserv and will 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.
Community Member Affiliation allows you to join the CSCH internal listserv, where you can learn about projects and seek collaborators interested in school and child health research. You will 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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)
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 component. If you have specific questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.