Communities and Their Assets

Communities and Their Assets:

Community Asset Mapping for CTSA Community Engagement

Building community connections and partnerships in support of medical research, educationand practice that really work to impact community health

The UT Health Science Center Libraries are partnering with the South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and the Lower Rio Grande Valley AHEC to advance community engagement,  foster collaboration and promote library involvement in community engagement among the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) recipient institutions in the South Central Region. This is a pilot project for  (CTSA) Institutions in the South Central Region (SCR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).

The following events are being planned:

Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Workshop

How to build community connections and partnerships in support of medical research, education and practice that really work to impact community health.

      San Antonio

      Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., La Quinta Horizon Hill Conference Center, San Antonio

      Harlingen – Mario E. Ramirez Library

      Thursday, March 7, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon,   RAHC Auditorium

Strategic Planning Workshop, San Antonio

Limited to librarians and other personnel from institutions with a current Clinical and Translation Science Award or with a CTSA application pending or in the planning stages.

How librarians can be actively involved with CTSA key functions, CTSA administration, grant applications, research output and impact tracking, community engagement, and other CTSA initiatives.

     Friday, February 22, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Location TBD

For more information contact:

segerp@uthscsa.edu in San Antonio

reynag@uthscsa.edu in Harlingen

 

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276—2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.