The Community Engagement component of the Translational Research Institute (TRI) fosters collaborative partnerships among three stakeholder communities that are vital in developing the relationships needed to promote translational research and applying research findings to delivery of medical and public health services.
TRI provides services and resources to three stakeholder communities:
Public and Lay Community comprises various segments of the state population defined by salient demographic or health-related parameters (e.g., place of residence, race/ethnicity, risk behaviors, medical diagnoses).
Health Practice Community comprises professionals and professional groups that facilitate clinical and public health practice (e.g., clinicians, hospitals, public health agencies, health insurance vendors).
Academic Research Community comprises university faculty, staff and students researching the broad range of issues relevant to etiology and management of illness.