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) and the Neag School of Education in collaboration with other University of Connecticut schools and departments.
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.
STEERING COMMITTEE 2019-20
Associate Vice President of School and Community Initiatives, CHDI, Inc.
Expertise: school-based mental and behavioral health, school-family-community partnerships, juvenile justice diversion
Associate Professor in HDFS and Director of the Center for Applied Research in Human Development
Expertise: community partnerships, program evaluation, parent-child relationships, development of