Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE) is critical to increase the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance of clinical and translational research
Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE) is critical to increase the reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance of clinical and translational research. The Community Engagement and Health Equity core aims to give communities a voice in the research that is important to them.
The Community Engagement and Health Equity core through the Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT) aims to:
The Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT) transforms health research to balance power and responsibility between community, clinicians and researchers to improve the health of the people of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Health is a fundamental human right. Health equity requires removing obstacles so that every person has the opportunity to attain their full potential for health and well-being.
The Partnership of Academicians and Communities for Translation (PACT) is working towards health equity by partnering with community to design, implement, and fund research, education, training and programs that support health for all people, in particular efforts focused on improving health outcomes experienced by people who are marginalized, disadvantaged, or underserved.
Specifically, PACT is committed to:
We humbly acknowledge that University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus is located on the traditional and contemporary homelands of Indigenous peoples. Our campus resides on unceded lands of the Arapaho people, established to the Treaty of Fort Laramie in 1851. We recognize the enduring presence of more than 40,000 Indigenous peoples in the greater Denver area. The sprawling urban American Indian and Alaska Native presence in Denver consists of other tribes native to Colorado such as Apache, Comanche, Shoshone, and Ute community members yet is now home to numerous other Indigenous people from many of the 560 plus federally recognized tribes in this country.
Together, we acknowledge the history of genocide and ongoing systemic inequities while respecting treaties made on this territory as a step towards reconciliation and strengthening relationships with Indigenous peoples. We give thanks to the past, present and future stewards of this land and respect all tribal nations’ sovereignty and right to self-determination. We recognize the lessons, including many medical and public health lessons Indigenous communities have offered and continue to teach us.
Community Engagement Consults
Community Research Liaisons
Research Exchange and Networking Forum
Special Projects: Special projects are projects that are intermittent or associated with specific funding streams that are in addition to the core programs described in this document. The CEHE Core participates in a number of special projects each year.
Donald Nease, Jr., MD
Community Engagement and Health Equity Director
Donald Nease, Jr., MD
Mary Fisher, MPH
Kaylee Rivera, MPH