The organizing principle for this division is the concept of Community-Derived Research and Practice, an innovative twist on translational research. Societal problems are so complicated that traditional research too often only minimally affects policy and practice. With Community-Derived Research and Practice, the research questions and program concerns come directly from our community partners. We then work side by side to address these identified needs in a number of ways:
We are working with a variety of different agencies and community organizations to identify emerging issues, create innovative solutions, and evaluate new programs. The result is increased accountability and efficiency for our partners.