The Partnership’s Outreach Core (OC) builds capacity in community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) for using evidence-based programs and strategies for health promotion.
Using a community-engaged approach, the OC is led by faculty and staff from UMass Boston and DF/HCC, in collaboration with a Community Advisory Board, which includes representatives from:
- Greater Love Tabernacle
- The Brazilian Worker Center
- The City of Lawrence Mayor’s Health Task Force
- Institute for New England Native American Studies (INENAS)
- Lynn Community Health Center
- The YMCA of Greater Boston
Partnership offerings for community- and faith-based organizations
Host a UMass Boston student trainee as an intern at your organization and support the next generation of community-engaged researchers.
Join us for a training (or host a training) to learn more about evidence-based programs and how they may be of use in your organization. Learn more at www.planetmassconect.org/training.
Take part in a Community Science Café. Our Community Science Cafes include opportunities to:
- Share your thoughts about your community’s needs for cancer prevention
- Connect locally to learn about exciting ways in which the research community is addressing local health needs
- Highlight local action for social justice
Access Partnership research findings that are relevant to your community. Click here or download PDFs of our research briefs:
- What community- and faith-based organizations want from capacity-building programs
- Increasing Adolescent HPV Vaccination Rates in Underserved Communities – Ideas for New Interventions
- Research Brief: Project SPRING (Smoking Risk and Protective Factors among Transgender and Gender-Expansive Populations)
Get help with program planning. PLANET MassCONECT is a free, regularly updated, online resource that supports evidence-based program planning in community- and faith-based organizations.
The Planet portal is built around a systematic approach to help program planners find, choose, and adapt evidence-based health programs. Resources include data to identify community needs, links to evidence summaries (such as the Community Guide), considerations for partnerships, support for choosing and adapting an evidence-based program, and guidance for evaluation.
Its Resource Finder tool supports targeted searches of the wide range of databases and resources available through the portal. Cancer is an important focus, but other health topics of concern to partner communities, such as mental health, are also addressed. For Boston and Massachusetts users, the portal also includes useful information on local funding opportunities, research, and events.
Stay tuned for future offerings.
For more information, contact Sara Minsky at Sara_Minsky@dfci.harvard.edu.