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Health Science Square

The Health Science Square is a model of community engaged research (CEnR) practice. Its purpose is to create a space for collaborative community solutions through conversations between and with community members and MCW faculty, staff and students to address the health needs in a neighborhood, city, and community. The types of sessions and events offered within the Health Science Square are below.

Health Science Square Programs

CBPR Lunch and Learn Round Tables

CBPR Lunch and Learn Round Tables

What are the CBPR Lunch and Learn Round Tables?

The Lunch & Learn Round Tables are a series of facilitated group discussions around the principles of Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)/ Community Engaged Research (CEnR). Each session focuses on one CBPR/CEnR principle and provides anyone with an interest in community engagement a forum in which to discuss experiences and ask questions with community engaged faculty and community members. Please join us for as many sessions as you would like - each session is a discreet event and does not require prior participation to join.

These events are meant for physicians, faculty, staff, and community members who have a strong interest in community engagement. Participants should want to be part of a conversation around community engagement and the CBPR/CEnR principles.

Learning Objectives

  1. Given the current health disparities present in Wisconsin, differentiate the requirements of community and academic members for effective implementation of a CBPR principle
  2. In the context of physician/researcher and patient/community relationships, identify new assets that exist in community and academic institutions for effective partnership formation
  3. Illustrate connections between CBPR and current health research projects to implement purposeful healthcare research
  4. Build capacity in education around community engagement to enrich community and academic experiences in healthcare, research, and partnership formation while diminishing health disparities
Communications in Community Engagement Series

Communications in Community Engagement Series

This communications in community engagement series is about language and culture. We want to prevent missed opportunities and provide strategies for having conversations at multiple levels that speak to partnership and relationship development. Some questions to consider:

  1. How do you engage in a partnership that immediately feels relevant?
  2. What is the importance to finding what is relevant to others, and what does this mean?
  3. What are the action items and tools we can share with our participants?

There is a notion of relationship as a foundational principle in academic medicine and community partnership. It is more than just information.

Medical Student Round Tables

Medical Student Round Tables

What are the Medical Student Round Tables?

The Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement (CE) and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Community Engagement Core, in partnership with the Urban Community Health, Global Health, and Health Systems Management and Policy Pathways has launched the first series of Health Science Square: Medical Student Round Tables.

Through this four part series, medical students and community partners are provided a unique opportunity to learn from one another through a bidirectional dialogue around the Community Based Participatory Research Principles.

Conversations are facilitated by experienced faculty in Community Engaged Research (CEnR) who are providing their time and experience to cultivate the next generation of leaders in CE and health research. The students participating in these Round Tables have diverse backgrounds, an affinity for CE, and interest in further building their capacity and leadership skills in CEnR.

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