Policy Impact

Community Scientific Advisory Committee

TREE Center members.The Community Scientific Policy Advisory Council (CSPAC) is comprised of experts from academia, government, policy, the media, business, and nongovernmental and private organizations.  The central role of the CSPAC is to bridge the “know-do” gap of intervention research by:  working with the TREE Center to cultivate research collaborations, support the training and mentoring of URM’s, help identify community oriented scholars  and community research projects and assist in translating and co-disseminating evidence to practice and policy.

The CSPAC meets once per year to advise the TREE Center about its community engaged research portfolio and broader issues of provide review on publications, reports and grant and funding applications.

Equity ‘n Policy Training Institute

TREE Center members.Sound policies follow good evidence, yet critical gaps remain between research, policy and practice.

Despite continued evidence of disproportionate adverse impacts of social disadvantage on racial and ethnic communities, insufficient attention has been paid to how research can be leveraged with place-based networks to promote sound policies that advance health equity.

To address this "know-do" gap, Lisa Cacari Stone had designed the Equity 'n Policy Training Institute in order to strengthen the use, translation and dissemination of both academic and community evidence for policy making: “this training fits a unique gap in our nation with both a focus on equity policy and engaging diverse partners to conduct policy analysis.”

Small group discussion around tableTraining processes and methods allow for dialogue and application of case examples and exploration of the context of research use from decolonized, critical race, intersectionality and gender justice perspectives.

Partnership teams will produce “equity policy briefs” and engage in policy dialogues. Several teams will be invited to develop digital stories that link with the briefs.

Co-trainers are experienced "knowledge brokers" who have worked in applied policy, community and academic settings.

For more information contact: Dr. Lisa Cacari Stone

Ignite Community Voice for Health Equity

Speaker at Ignite for Equity“Ignite for Equity” talks are a key innovation of our work and feature our community partners.  Embracing “narrative as change for healing” they are a dynamic method for presenting brief, impactful talks on topics related to behavioral health evidence, best practices and healing trauma and resilience.

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Speaker at Ignite Community.